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Orange County Authorities Remember Adenhart, Urge Fans Not to Drink and Drive

By Renee Nordstrand on October 20, 2009

Following the tragic April death of 22 year old Anaheim Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart to a drunk driver, Orange County officials are warning Angels fans not to drink and drive after today’s playoff game versus the New York Yankees.

Adenhart, a promising young pitcher for the Angels, was killed when a drunken driver with a suspended license and previous drunken driving conviction ran a red light and struck the car Adenhart was riding in.  Earlier that night, he had pitched six scoreless innings of one of his first major league games.

As of October 10, the trial for the drunken driver, Andrew Thomas Gallo, accused of three counts of second degree murder for the deaths of Adenhart and two of his friends who were also killed in the collision, has been postponed to April 19.  If convicted, Gallo could face up to 55 years in prison.

With baseball playoffs in full swing, the Orange County Police Department seeks to prevent drunken driving accidents that are typically caused when celebratory fans leave the baseball stadium after consuming large quantities of alcohol over the course of a 9 inning game.

According to the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) website, on average someone is killed by a drunken driver every 45 minutes.

At Law Office of Renee J. Nordstrand, we provide experienced representation and hold drunken drivers completely accountable for their actions.  If you’ve been the victim of a drunken driving accident, please call our offices today to learn more about how we can help you receive the compensation your deserve.