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Man helped drunk driver flee fatal accident, lied to police, prosecutors allege

June 13, 2011 |  7:46 am

An Irvine man was charged last week with helping a drunk driver to flee the scene of a deadly crash, then lying to police about the driver's whereabouts.

Jamie Servin, 38, was charged with one felony count of accessory after the fact with knowledge of a person, and one misdemeanor count of resisting and obstructing a peace officer.

Servin also faces a sentencing enhancement for a prior robbery conviction in 1992. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of six years in state prison, according to the Daily Pilot.

Servin is accused of assisting 38-year-old Robert Charles Serrano on Jan. 3. While driving under the influence of alcohol, Serrano ran a red light at the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Main Street in Santa Ana. Four cars, including Serrano's, were involved in the ensuing crash. A female driver of one of the involved vehicles, Corban White, 18, was injured and later died at a nearby hospital.

Serrano pleaded guilty Feb. 22 to one felony count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated and multiple sentencing enhancements. He was sentenced to 31 years in state prison.


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--Sarah Peters, Daily Pilot/Times Community News