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Man Sentenced to 30 Years to Life in Prison in Drunk Driving Crash That Killed Mother, Baby in Livermore



    Convicted Drunk Driver Sentenced 30 Years to Life in Prison

    A man found guilty of felony counts following a 2015 crash in Livermore that left a mother and her baby dead was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison. Bob Redell reports.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 19, 2018)

    A Livermore man was sentenced Friday to a maximum 30 years to life in prison for a drunk driving crash that killed a mother and her 14-month-old daughter in 2015.

    Brian Jones, who appeared in Department 713 of Alameda County Superior Court in Dublin, apologized to his victims' family before being sentenced.

    "Sorry for the choice I made that day," Jones said. "I hate myself being the cause of that."

    Prosecutors and police said Jones lost control of his car while driving under the influence of alcohol and crashed into an apartment complex in the 900 block of Murrieta Boulevard in Livermore just before 6:50 p.m. on May 2, 2015.

    Memorial For Mom, Baby Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver

    [BAY] Memorial Grows For Mom, Baby Killed in Livermore by Alleged Drunk Driver
    It was a sad Mother's Day for a local family, as a memorial and community support continues to grow for a woman and her baby who were killed in Livermore by an alleged drunk driver. NBC Bay Area's Marianne Favro reports from Livermore with how the family was honored.
    (Published Sunday, May 10, 2015)

    The collision killed 46-year-old Esperanza Morales-Rodriguez of Seaside and her daughter, Ulidia Perez-Morales, both of whom were declared dead at the scene.

    Police said Jones had attended the Livermore Wine Country Festival before the collision. The Alameda County District Attorney said Jones' blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.14 percent, well above the legal limit for drinking and driving.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.

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