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Driver arrested for DUI after fatal La Quinta accident

Dale Gribow June 10, 2015

A California DUI conviction can change your life in ways you never expected. Television director and producer, Marty Pasetta, was recently killed in an accident involving an alleged drunk driver. The 82-year-old Pasetta directed numerous award shows and television specials all over the world from 1967 to 1991.The accident occurred in La Quinta, less than 10 minutes from Palm Desert. The driver of the vehicle had stopped his vehicle to drop off Pasetta and another passenger. Once the two passengers had exited the vehicle, the driver attempted to exit the vehicle himself. Tragically, the driver left the car’s transmission engaged, and the car proceeded to crash into the two passengers.Pasetta was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The other passenger was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver suffered minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He has been taken to the Rivers Side County jail in Indio.Pasetta is one of 10 people to have been killed in a pedestrian accident in the area this year alone. If you were involved in a drunk driving accident where someone lost a life, you may have serious consequences awaiting you. DUI convictions may result in steep fines, license suspension, alcohol treatment programs and even jail time. It may be in your best interest to seek legal counsel and come up with an effective defense to the charges you face. Facing DUI charges can be unnerving, but with a proper defense in place, you may be able to avoid some of, if not all of, the potential consequences.