Fatal drunken driving case delayed until June

James Francis Lee

On Monday, the trial for James Francis Lee who is charged with driving under the influence and manslaughter in the death of a 4-year-old boy was delayed again – now until June 25.

It’s been delayed again because the Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney on the case – Angela Bernhard – is busy prosecuting two other cases.

Lee was driving home from a concert in July 2010 when he crashed into a parked car along U.S. Highway 101 north of Morgan Hill, killing Gilroy resident 4-year-old Jose Cortes-Diaz, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Lee is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol while causing injury and driving with a 0.08 or higher blood alcohol content, according to the District Attorney’s office.

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