Walter Mencken 9:15 a.m., March 28
Man accused of fatal collision now charged with murder
A California man has been charged with murder after he allegedly drove the wrong way on a San Diego County freeway and caused a fatal collision.
Brian Joseph Webb II is also accused of driving with a suspended license, and DUI while out on bail for the same offense.
Prosecutor Kelly Mok said the defendant was arrested in Riverside County for DUI on June 22, 2012. Then again, on July 5, 2012, he was arrested on suspicion of another DUI.
Brian Joseph Webb II paid a $250 premium to Aladdin Bail Bonds to post $2,500 bond and was released the same day, July 5.
On July 28, the 33-year-old man is accused of driving his truck south in the north-bound lanes of Interstate 15. It was in the Escondido area where the wrong-way-driver ran into motorcyclist Robin Vaughan, and killed him, according to the prosecutor.
Brian Joseph Webb II has a prior DUI in Hemet in 2000, and two more in San Diego County in 2004, and one more from Riverside County in 2007, according to prosecutor Kelly Mok.
Web was first arraigned on gross vehicular manslaughter charges on August 1 2012, in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse. The murder charge was added August 21.
“If the defendant is convicted, he faces a sentence of 15 years to life,” said prosecutor Kelly Mok.
Judge Marshall Hockett declared Webb “an extreme danger to the community” and set his bail at $5 million. The defendant will next be in court December 4.
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