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Driver guilty of crashing, leaving friend
November 06, 2013, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

Jurors deliberated just shy of three hours before convicting a Daly City man of two felony drunk driving charges for reportedly leaving his seriously injured passenger for hours inside a crashed car off an embankment before returning to move the man into the driver’s seat ahead of authorities’ arrival.

Henock Admassu, 24, who had been out of custody on $150,000, was immediately taken into custody on increased bail of $250,000 after jurors returned verdicts of guilt on charges of felony drunk driving causing injury and felony driving with more than a blood alcohol of .08 causing injury. Jurors also found true the enhancement of causing great bodily injury. He will be sentenced Jan. 10.

According to prosecutors, on Dec. 10, 2012, Admassu called 911 to say he was involved in an accident but disoriented and unclear where he left the vehicle containing an injured passenger. About 45 minutes later, he arrived at his sister’s home and awoke her with the same story. They reportedly spent the next few hours driving around looking for the spot and called 911 again around 4 a.m. to report the vehicle’s location 300 feet down off an embankment off Skyline Boulevard.

When Daly City police and the California Highway Patrol arrived, they reportedly spotted Admassu pulling the passenger from a Dodge Charger and pushing him back into the driver’s side seat. Admassu was uninjured in the crash and, seven hours after, his blood alcohol level was .05.

michelle@smdailyjournal.com

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102

 

 

Tags: admassu, hours, driving, causing, passenger, felony,


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