May 31, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

According to an report, Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, of San Gabriel was charged with three counts of murder, hit and run, and drunk driving in Orange County for his alleged role in the death of 3 individuals: a promising Angel’s pitcher, a Cal State Fullerton communications student and an aspiring sports agent.

The charges came after the baseball world was rocked by the news that young Angel’s pitcher, Nick Adenhart, 22 had died in an early morning car accident in Fullerton, along with driver Courtney Frances Stewart, 20, and Henry Pearson, a 25-year-old law student from Manhattan Beach.

Authorities said Gallo had a blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit of .08 when he ran a red light. The Toyota Sienna minivan he was driving, broadsided the Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Stewart in the intersection of Orangethorpe Avenue and Lemon Street. Police claim that Gallo was driving between 50 to 65 mph at the time of the crash, the posted speed limit for that area is 35 mph.

This is clearly a very tragic situation where a very high profile athlete has lost his life. The age of the victims also contributes to the outrage that the community has expressed and may have also had an impact on the types of charges that were filed in the case. While the alleged details of the case paint a grim picture, it is of the utmost importance to remember that in this country, everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Gallo, like all citizens who face criminal charges has the right to a competent, experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney to present his side of the case.

The right DUI attorney is not intimidated by a vehicular manslaughter and DUI case. Instead, he or she confidently relies on a long-standing track record and deep knowledge of the DUI field to aggressively defend the client. At Wallin & Klarich, our track record speaks for itself – and we speak on behalf of each and every one of our clients, no matter how dire the charge. Our legal resources can help preserve your license and freedom, keeping you out of jail and employed as a productive member of society. If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter or DUI, call a California vehicular manslaughter attorney at Wallin & Klarich at 1-888-280-6839 to find out more about your case, or visit us online at to learn more about what can be done for you.

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