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Man pleads guilty to DUI gross vehicular manslaughter in Escondido crash

 

Last updated 5/18/2021 at 5:05pm



VISTA - A young man who was under the legal drinking age when he drove unlicensed and drunk, causing a head-on crash in Escondido last fall

that killed an 85-year-old man, pleaded guilty today to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and other charges.

Celso Solano Rojas faces more than 10 years in state prison when he is sentenced next month for the Sept. 25 crash that caused Richard Woolsey's

death.

Rojas' blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.24% -- three times the legal limit -- Deputy District Attorney David Uyar said last year at Rojas'

arraignment.

Rojas, who was...



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