In The News: 16 Year Old Faces Felony Charges

Sacto 9-1-1, the Sacramento Bee’s online crime blog is reporting on the DUI accident that claimed the life of a Natomas father:

From Andy Furillo:

Sacramento County prosecutors said today they plan to file five criminal counts against the 16-year-old youth suspected in the drunken driving death of a 58-year-old Natomas area man Friday night.

The suspect, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, will be arraigned Thursday in juvenile court.

Deputy District Attorney Rick Lewkowitz said the teenager will face one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while under the influence of alcohol causing great bodily or death, two counts of driving while under the influence of alcohol, one count of felony hit and run and one misdemeanor count of driving without a valid license.

Aman Khanna, driving to his job as a hospital security officer, was killed in the collision Friday night around 10 p.m. at the intersection of Cottage Way and Fulton Avenue.

In an earlier Bee report, police said a drunken, unlicensed 16-year-old driver ran a red light at the intersection at 80 mph — double the speed limit – crashed into Khanna’s vehicle and then ran away from his victim’s smoldering car.

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