Retired police sergeant facing murder charges after suspected DUI crash in California

Source: MEGA, Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 24 2022, Published 4:51 p.m. ET

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A retired police sergeant is facing murder charges in connection with a suspected DUI crash.

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The crash happened on Jan. 18 along Highway 108 near Chicken Ranch Road in Sonora, California, ABC 10 reported.

A woman, identified as Rebekah Gall, died from injuries related to the crash, according to ABC 10.

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On Jan. 23, the California Highway Patrol and the Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office announced they had arrested Theorode William Young, 63, as the suspected DUI driver, ABC 10 reported.

Young’s occupation was listed in the booking logs as “law enforcement,” according to The Union Democrat.

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He’s a retired police sergeant with the Pleasanton Police Department, California Highway Patrol officer Joshua McKernan told The Union Democrat.

On Monday, the district attorney’s office intends to file a complaint and charge Young with murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence causing brain injury and driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher causing brain injury with a prior DUI conviction, according to ABC 10.

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Young was booked into the county jail with his bail set at $30,000, ABC 10 reported.

Source: MEGA, Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office

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