What?! We're wondering how this could be a good idea.

"AB 3234 includes a long list of crimes where offenders could be offered diversion programs by judges to avoid a criminal record – and avoid jail time."

Mothers Against Drunk Driving also opposes AB 3234:

“For 40 years, MADD has fought to make streets safe from drivers impaired by alcohol and drugs—this bill threatens public safety by allowing almost all impaired drivers to avoid accountability. AB 3234 is so bad that even DUI cases that result in injuries are eligible for diversion, despite any objections from prosecutors and victims. AB 3234 does not honor the memory of impaired driving victims. Instead, the proposal undermines the seriousness of this crime. It isn’t right and we urge all Californians to join us in opposing AB 3234,” said Patricia Rillera, California State Executive Director, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD California.

Meanwhile, it's been almost a year since Alec lost his life to a drunk driver, and the case hasn't even been to trial yet.

A life was taken. Others were endangered. Driving under the influence is serious.

If you agree, please ask Governor Newsom to veto this bill: https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

See the California District Attorney Association (CDAA) statement: http://santabarbaracounty.ca.gov/da/msm_county/documents/CDAAAB3234PressRelease09212020.pdf

See the full story: https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/09/15/california-dui-charges-sacramento/

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At the arraignment on the information in July, a trial date for the People of the State of California vs. Addison, Constance Nicole was set for January 5, 2021. The next step in the process is a pretrial conference, which will take place on Monday, Sept. 28. at 1:30 p.m. at the Sutter County Superior Courthouse.

Addison has also filed a motion to set aside the PC187(a)-F-Murder charge, which will be addressed in a separate hearing on Friday, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m.

To follow along with court dates and other events, see our calendar page on the Remember Alec website.

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Updated: Jul 14, 2020

The rescheduled arraignment on the information took place this morning. Connie Addison again pled "Not Guilty" on the charges for which she is to be tried: PC187(a)- F -Murder, PC191.5(a)- F -Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated, VC20001(b)(1)- F -Hit & Run Resulting in Injury; and PC273a(b)- M -Child Endangering- Cruelty to Child.

The trial date is set for the beginning of next year, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 9:00 am.

Trial readiness date is set for Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 9:00 am.

A felony pre-trial conference is scheduled for Monday, September 28 at 1:30 pm.

Case information: CRF19-0002791 | People of the State of California vs. Addison, Constance Nicole

Case access portal: https://casutterportal.tylerhost.net/Portal

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