• Matt Esnayra

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.


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.

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