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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

KCFD: Kern County firefighter has pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter



A Kern County firefighter has pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter and felony drunken driving because of a February crash in Bakersfield that killed a woman and injured her daughter.

The Bakersfield Californian says 31-year-old Mitchell Edward Green faces up to 14 years in prison when he is sentenced on Jan. 18. He is free on $100,000 bail.

Forty-one-year-old Michelle Maxwell was killed on Feb. 2 when Green allegedly ran a red light, hitting the car she and her daughter were in. Investigators say his blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash was .13, exceeding the allowable .08 for driving.

Green has been on administrative leave without pay since charges were filed.


Information from: The Bakersfield Californian, www.bakersfield.com
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/12/07/state/n081201S49.DTL#ixzz17a6KtHT6

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