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Adenhart Crash Suspect Charged with Murder

4/10/2009 6:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nick AdenhartAndrew Gallo, the man behind the wheel of the van that killed Nick Adenhart and two others, has been charged with three counts of murder.

He faces a maximum sentence of 55 years to life.

In addition to murder charges, Gallo is charged with driving under the influence and causing bodily injury, driving with a blood alcohol level above .08% and causing bodily injury, and fleeing the scene.

The Orange County D.A. says Gallo's blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit.

Gallo was driving on a suspended license because of a prior DUI. He fled the scene and was eventually arrested.

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1.

Foot Fetish    

FIRST!!!

1986 days ago
2.

booboom    

first!!!

1986 days ago
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where's the rest?    

shouldn't it be "minimun" of 55 to life?

1986 days ago
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magentapyramid    


Lock his ass up and throw away the key. And throw a bar of soap in his cell, for good measure.

1986 days ago
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Ryan    

Sadly, this could have been prevented, how? Because this ILLEGAL should have been deported WHEN HE GOT ARRESTED THE FIRST TIME!

No news reporting on his status, they dont want the American people to know.

1986 days ago
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Kari    

Piece of crap!

1986 days ago
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Because we don't care    

Why just 55 years? Considering his prior activity, surely it should be more? Does California have a three strikes law or something?

1986 days ago
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Octowelfaremom    

Why do these drunken idiots always make it out alive to do it again and again. They cripple people and kill people but they just walk away from the scene. Then they are sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison and complain about how bad it is and that they are the victims. I hope this guy rotts in his cell. Very sad that young promising adults had to have their lives taken away from this drunken bastard.

1986 days ago
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Ms. Hysterical    

Half the guys in L.A. look like him or worse. Southern California is a third world dump.

1986 days ago
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CMJNM    

Good!

1986 days ago
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gossip fan    

I hope he spends all of that time (although that's not realistic) in prison and will never be on the roads again. Three times the legal limit??? He must have been smashed! Good bye to Gallo and good riddance to a drunk driver being on the roads. Too bad it wasn't before he killed 3 beautiful young people.

1986 days ago
12.

ELK    

This guy did the same thing as Nick Hogan, but because he is perceived as a dumb mexican illegal, you people feel he should rot in prison. I do not sense the same outrage over the fact that Nick the celebrity is free maim again. Granted, this is a horrible tragedy. But punishment should not be determined by the race, sex, physical attractiveness, or celebrity status of the offender. Just sayin

1986 days ago
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CLN N SBR    

HEY TMZ !!!! "The other two people have names too They have families too !! but they're not famous names soooooo they are the> TMZ = JERKS

1986 days ago
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Everyone Needs to Take a Breath    

RE: Ryan

Way to show your ignorance before all of the FACTS emerge. But facts don't matter to you anyways. In times of HUMAN tragedy, the racist bigots like yourself reveal themselves. Who knows? You probably don't even hide it to begin with. It's hard to believe that in 2009 people like you exist. Just because he's NOT WHITE, doesn't mean he's NOT American. While Mr. Gallo certainly deserves the book to be thrown his way, there's no place for bigotry in tragedy.

That aside, this is a sad reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving. Life will for the families affected will never be the same. Shame.

1986 days ago
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What do you look like?    

I agree with Dong Hang Lo. If this had been a celebrity, he would have been charged with manslaughter and would be heading to rehab.

1986 days ago
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