To prove that the defendant is guilty of this crime, the People must prove that:
1. The defendant drove a motor vehicle under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or a drug; 2. While driving that vehicle under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or a drug, the defendant also committed a misdemeanor, infraction, or otherwise lawful act that might cause death; 3. The defendant committed the misdemeanor, infraction, or otherwise lawful act that might cause death with gross negligence; AND 4. The defendant’s grossly negligent conduct caused the death of another person.
Gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 4, 6, or 10 years.
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