vehicular manslaughter

vehicular manslaughter

n. the crime of causing the death of a human being due to illegal driving of an automobile, including gross negligence, drunk driving, reckless driving, or speeding. Vehicular manslaughter can be charged as a misdemeanor (minor crime with a maximum punishment of a year in county jail or only a fine) or a felony (punishable by a term in state prison) depending on the circumstances. Gross negligence or driving a few miles over the speed limit might be charged as a misdemeanor, but drunk driving resulting in a fatality is most likely treated as a felony. Death of a passenger, including a loved one or friend, can be vehicular manslaughter if due to illegal driving. (See: manslaughter, reckless driving, gross negligence)

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3 OUT OF THE FURNACE Tuesday, Film4, 11.20pm DRIVING home late one night, Russell Baze (Christian Bale, right) is involved in a car smash and is convicted of vehicular manslaughter. On his release from prison, Russell finds his brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) crippled by gambling debts and taking part in bare-knuckle brawls.
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