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By Jeff Pack

Fallbrook man pleads not guilty in alleged DUI death of Murrieta teen


Last updated 8/9/2019 at 12:17am

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Lily Harrison, 15, was killed when the California Highway Patrol said Jose A. Zazueta, 19, of Fallbrook was driving drunk and drove his car head-on into a car Harrison was traveling in June 1. Zazueta pleaded not guilty to three felony DUI charges at his July 30 arraignment.

A 19-year-old Fallbrook man pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Friday, July 30, to charges in a June 1 crash that killed a Murrieta teenager on a rural Temecula road.

Jose A. Zazueta responded to the charges of driving under the influence causing gross vehicular manslaughter, causing bodily injury, and driving with a blood alcohol content level of .08 percent or more causing bodily injury.

Zazueta's attorney, Rena Wallenius, said pleading not guilty is a very typical response to the charges.

In a phone conversation last week, Wallenius said Zazueta asked his family not to bail him...

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