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Lakewood woman pleads no-contest in DUI hit-and-run in Long Beach


Charlette Anne Colton, a 50-year old Lakewood resident, has pleaded no contest in killing a man and injuring another in DUI crash in Long Beach earlier this year in March, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.


Details:

Colton was charged with one count each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing injury within ten years of another DUI with admitted great bodily harm and hit-and-run causing death or severe injury.

  • Colton will serve 12 years and eight months in a California state prison.

  • At the time of the crash, Colton had a blood alcohol level of %0.8 when her minivan hit a car, killing a 61-year-old man and injuring a 71-year-old man.

  • Colton fled the scene of the crash on foot.