Man gets prison for DUI crash that injured woman

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Police said William Joseph Lindner Jr. intentionally hit a woman with his vehicle.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man who pleaded no contest to driving drunk in a crash in which he allegedly intentionally hit a woman was sentenced to prison on Monday.

Williams Joseph Lindner Jr. pleaded no contest to DUI causing injury and was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison, according to court records. Other charges, including attempted murder, were dismissed.

Lindner, 24, was on probation when he argued with the woman, whom he’d been dating, then hit her with his vehicle, police said. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition but survived.

The incident occurred on the evening of Dec. 22 on Wible Road, between Harris Road and Panama Lane.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.