Danny Darnell Cottengim, 57, killed in motorcycle collision with alleged drunk driver on Sunset Boulevard in Bakersfield, California

Modified Date: 
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:26am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Arvin man charged with murder in alleged DUI crash

Court records show Jimenez has two DUI convictions from 2002 and 2008. Anyone convicted of DUI who subsequently kills someone while driving under the influence can be charged with second-degree murder and faces a sentence of 15 years to life if convicted.
Authorities believe Jimenez was driving a Chevy pickup west on Sunset Boulevard at 6 p.m. Wednesday when he turned left into the path of a motorcycle. The motorcyclist, 57-year-old Danny Darnell Cottengim, was thrown from the vehicle. Jimenez and his wife were uninjured. Jimenez was arrested after officers determined he was under the influence of alcohol. 
People Involved: 
Danny Darnell Cottengim
Angel Gutierrez Jimenez

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