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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Stanley Chu Sentenced to 15.5 Years for Deadly DUI Crash

PHOENIX—Stanley Ray Chu (D.O.B. 05/11/1985) was sentenced to 15.5 years in the Department of Corrections for Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident in connection to a DUI crash.

“Today’s sentencing underscores the total disregard the defendant showed multiple times for the innocent lives around him, and will allow him to reflect every day of his sentence on the pain and loss he has inflicted,” said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

On January 18, 2016 police were called to a vehicle crash where the defendant was believed to be speeding and struck the victim’s car pushing it onto the sidewalk and into a light pole and a tree. The victim, 20-year-old Chezray Young, suffered life threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. His passenger 18-year-old Felix Munoz suffered severe injuries.

Officers were told by witnesses the driver who had caused the crash was trying to leave. Officers identified the driver as the defendant who claimed he was not involved in the crash and was just walking around after visiting some bars.

It was later determined the defendant had a blood alcohol content of 0.149. While pending trial for this incident the defendant was arrested for Aggravated DUI on November 21, 2017 with a blood alcohol content of 0.082 within two hours of driving.

On April 2, 2018 the defendant plead guilty to charges in both cases.

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