Judge Ernest DiCalsi has rescheduled the preliminary hearing for DUI suspect Candice Ooley to Sept. 6. Ooley, 23 and pregnant, allegedly caused a crash on Highway 41 on May 20, killing one man and injuring two others.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze she was driving crashed into the rear of a 2006 Hummer H3 while authorities say she had a 0.32% blood alcohol content, four times the legal limit.
The Hummer lost control and went off the road and down an embankment, killing 47-year-old Federico Duarte Nunez Silva of Lemoore.
Ooley was reportedly driving on a suspended license due to a 2015 DUI arrest.
A Clovis resident Ooley faces charges of manslaughter with great bodily injury. She could face murder charges if it’s determined that she knew the dangers of driving and drinking.
The defense requested the preliminary hearing delay in order to review more closely the medical records of the victims. She was also ordered to return to court Aug. 25 to prepare for the prelim hearing.
If convicted, Ooley could serve no less than 15 years in state prison.