RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office has announced that a recent felony DUI case on Thursday, November 1.
25-year-old Bernardo Ugalde-Torres was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol and having caused a major accident when he crashed his speeding vehicle into a motorcycle carrying a driver and passenger, who both sustained life threatening injuries.
He has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and must serve a minimum of 10 years before parole eligibility begins.
According to District Attorney’s Office, on June, 2015, the Nevada Highway patrol responded to the scene of what was initially reported as a single vehicle rollover accident.
When NHP troopers arrived, they determined that the crash involved a Hyundai Elantra driven by Ugalde-Torres and a motorcycle pulling a trailer driven by a 62 year old Ohio man with his wife as his passenger.
NHP say the motorcycle driver sustained major injures, including a severed left leg, fractured right leg and multiple lacerations. His passenger also received significant injuries in the crash including multiple fractures of the leg, wrist and ribs.
Ugalde-Torres received minor injuries and all three were transported to Renown Medical Center.
NHP determined that Ugalde-Torres was under the influence of alcohol and was traveling 90 mph when he struck the victims.