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After more than a year in custody, a repeat DUI offender admitted gross vehicular manslaughter, resulting from a head-on collision in which he killed a man on a motorcycle.

Brian Joseph Webb II, now 35, was driving the wrong way on a major freeway in San Diego County when he collided with 60-year-old Robin Vaughan, who died at the scene.

Webb admitted he was drunk when he drove his 2003 Dodge pickup truck into the man riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, on a Saturday afternoon, July 28, 2012.

The collision occurred a little after noon, on Interstate 15, just south of Via Rancho Parkway in the Escondido area.

California Highway Patrol reported open containers of alcohol were found in Webb’s truck. Webb was driving with a suspended license, and was out on bail for two prior DUI arrests, according to a prosecutor.

Webb was arrested for DUI in Riverside County on June 22, 2012 and the following month on July 5, he was arrested for DUI in San Diego County, according to prosecutor Kelly Mok.

Webb has four other DUI arrests in Riverside and San Diego Counties, in the years 2000, 2004, and 2007, the prosecutor said.

The prosecutor had filed a murder charge against Webb for his most recent offense, based on the fact that his multiple previous DUI convictions proved he had been warned about how dangerous his behavior was.

Brian Joseph Webb II expects to be sentenced to 15-years-to-life in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse, on October 16, 2013.

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Visduh Sept. 20, 2013 @ 5:41 p.m.

Here we go with a plea bargain again. There are plenty of these drunk driving fatalities that have resulted in a conviction for 2nd degree murder. Oh, but this avoided a trial, and the sentence is a stiff one. With all these court-ordered prisoner releases to avoid "overcrowding", who knows how long he'll serve? I just have a funny feeling that he'll serve no more than five years before someone decides he is no threat to the public and lets him out. And then he'll be drinking and driving again.

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FatCatSegat Sept. 20, 2013 @ 6:10 p.m.

Normally the offender would serve half the time but in this case the deal is fifteen to life. That means a 15 yr minimum must be served before he's even considered for parole. That means if the parole board isn't satisfied with his progress or lack of it, he could serve alot longer. Heres the rub, the judge can vacate the deal if he or she wants and hit him with the max. He will pay dearly Visduh. Guaranteed.

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