A 75-year-old alleged drunken driver is scheduled to be arraigned Friday for crashing her vehicle into an 86-year-old man and killing him at an intersection inside the Leisure World complex.
Dale Snyder Quinn, 75, Seal Beach, is charged with vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison.
According to the Orange County district attorney, the afternoon of May 20 Quinn blew through a marked intersection at St. Andrews Drive and Tam O'Shanter Road, slamming into 86-year-old Robert Dillon.
The crash threw Dillon, who was crossing the street at a marked crosswalk, from his battery-operated scooter. He died eight days later in the hospital from his injuries.
After the collision, Seal Beach police officers found Quinn sitting in the driver's seat of her car near the collision smelling of alcohol and slurring her speech, according to the district attorney.
Quinn had a blood-alcohol content of .22 percent one hour after the crash—nearly three times the legal limit, the D.A. said.