Tragedy in Livermore, California | CHP Officer Dies

By Garth O'Brien | November 18, 2007 
Filed Under DUI News

Officer John MillerLivermore, California – November 17, 2007. The California Highway Patrol was searching for an alleged drunk driver. The suspect was eventually caught and identified as Luis Solano, 21. Solano was arrested for DUI and evading police.

Officer John Miller, 32, was one of the officers in pursuit of Solano. Officer Miller lost control of his squad car on a darkened curve and crashed into a tree. Officer Miller died from the resulting injuries.

Our thoughts are prayers are with the fellow officers of John Miller, his friends and family members.

Here is the question for my visitors:

Should there be a sentence enhancement for defendants when their actions cause a civil servants’ death while the civil servant is performing their duties?

Should Solano face an additional 5 year prison term because Officer Miller died while searching for Solano? Should a defendant face an additional 3 years when a firefighter or medical professional die during an arson? How many years additional years should be tacked on for the sentence enhancement? Post your comments please.

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One Response to “Tragedy in Livermore, California | CHP Officer Dies”

  1. Linda on May 11th, 2008 9:57 am

    Luis Solano was an illegal citizen so he was deported and there couldn’t be any charges pressed because he wasn’t a U.S. citizen. Very sad that he could already be back in California driving under in influence again, my son in law won’t be there to arrest him now. Linda Bianchi mother in law of CHP John P. Miller