No Additional Jail Time For Fatal ATV Crash

The San Luis Obispo Tribune recently reported that Oscar Renteria Corchado, 35, of Yuba City would not be facing any additional jail time for his role in an ATV crash in Oceana that killed another ATV rider.

Corchado entered a plea of no contest at his trial in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court last week in charge of vehicular manslaughter in the death of Shawn Joseph Imlig, 37, after a crash that happened on June 22nd of this year at the Oceana Dunes State Park.

According to charges filed by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, Corchado had been under the influence of alcohol when he rode his ATV up over a 30-foot dune at a high rate of speed and crashed into Imlig who was riding immediately on the other side of the same dune. Corchado’s vehicle struck Imlig, who later died at the scene.

Investigations determined that Corchado had a blood alcohol level lower than the 0.08 legal limit and so the charge was filed as a misdemeanor.  

Corchado served two days of jail time in San Luis Obispo County Jail. Judge Tim Covello determined last week that Corchado would receive credit for those two days for time served. Judge Covello fined Corchado $500 and sentenced him to three years’ probation and 300 hours of community service. He is also required to obey all laws and to not drink alcohol at any measurable level before driving a motor vehicle.

A restitution hearing in the case is scheduled for January 29, 2020.

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