BAKERSFIELD - A driver was impaired by alcohol at over twice the legal limit and was speeding at nearly double the legal miles per hour when he crashed, killing his passenger, a new court document revealed Thursday.
Cesar Duarte, 23, was behind the wheel with .17 percent blood alcohol content Nov. 6, 2013, when the Mercedes Benz he was driving flipped on Harris Road, near Old River Road, documents said.
The female passenger, 17-year-old Iman Amin, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision and died as a result of her injuries, the document said.
Duarte is facing a count of second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and two DUI charges.
He is being held on $1,250,000 bail and will be back in court Mar 28.
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