A 49-year-old man from Sacramento who has had five prior DUI convictions could be looking at 125 years in prison for a sixth DUI that ended up in the deaths of four people.
SF Gate reports that Fred Lowe is due to be sentenced later this month for his role in a multi-vehicle accident which took the lives of several members of the same family and injured a number of others in an accident. The accident took place on November 25th, 2017 in San Pablo along Interstate 80.
Traveling eastbound and while under the influence of alcohol, Lowe crashed his Mercedes Benz into a Nissan, sending it over the center divide into the westbound lanes. Prosecutors allege that after Lowe caused the accident, which involved five vehicles and a debris field that extended several hundred feet, he left the scene of the crash. Lowe’s vehicle was later discovered in a residential area just off the Interstate where the accident occurred. He was arrested that same night by authorities.
Blood drawn from the defendant on the night of the crash found Lowe to have a blood alcohol level (BAC) of 0.14 percent. Because authorities tested Lowe’s BAC hours later, it is believed that it may have been as high as .24 percent.
Lowe was tried by jury and convicted of murder in the deaths of Daryl Horn, 50, Joseph Horn, 14, Troy Biddle, 52, and Baden Biddle, 12. Lowe will reappear before the court on March 29th for sentencing.