CAR ACCIDENT: Car Crash Defendant Clarifies Speeding and DUI Charges
July 29, 2011
Los Angeles- A Paso Robles woman who has been facing speeding and Driving under the Influence (DUI) violations for hitting a CHP officer presented legal defenses before the San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Thursday.
According to reports, the defense lawyer of Kaylee Ann Weisenberg challenges the prosecutor's allegations and presented expert witnesses before the jurors. Among them are Retired LAPD investigator Mallie Donohoe and Pharmacist Neemah Yamin-Esfandiary.
Donohoe testified that Weisenberg was driving 15 miles slower than the initial California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigation. He said the defendant's car was moving at 63- 64 mph when she hit the brakes in June 27, 2010, reports said.
Reports said Yamin-Esfandiary commented that the defendant could have not been under the influence of methamphetamine based on the accident facts. He also reiterated that Weisenberg passed the initial CHP's field sobriety test.
On the other hand, the prosecutors asserted that there were some yaw marks on the accident scene which confirms CHP's initial investigation that the driver was moving at 80 mph in a 55 mph zone. Prosecutors also questioned Yamin-Esfandiary's credibility. Forensic toxicologist Bill Posey then testified that Weisenberg's blood showed 0.44 mg per liter of methamphetamine which is 0.24 higher than the standard limit.
Weisenberg was traveling on South River Road when she struck CHP officer Brett Oswald last year.
The trial will resume on August 1 in Judge John Trice's court.