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

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.

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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