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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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46.

Sue    

Ill guarantee his tail is an ILLEGAL immigrant. As if the situation wasnt bad enough, but it is someone that shouldnt have his sorry worthless tail here in the first place.

1931 days ago
47.

L    

How come the drunks almost always live through accidents and the innocent die? Three people with goals, direction and ambition are dead, and this good for nothing lives on.

1931 days ago
48.

Joanie    

WHY IS AMERICA SUPPORTING THESE MORONS??? DOESN'T THE GOVERNMENT UNDERSTAND THE WORD "ILLEGAL" WHY ARE THEY GIVING THEM "RIGHTS" WE'RE OVERRUN BY THEM AND AMERICAN CITZENS ARE SUFFERING. dON'T WE HAVE A SAY???THANK THE LIBERALS FOR THIS

1931 days ago
49.

lauren    

Um no actually Dong Hang Lo, people don't think Andrew Gallo should get time in jail because of his race. The difference between him and Nick Hogan was that Andrew killed THREE innocent people!

1931 days ago
50.

giggle    

A while ago, i looked up the reason why the drunks live. it's basicly you're elaxed when you're drunk so you don't tense up. You're all loose so you just get thrown around in the car and land in a "safe spot" whatever that is. don't know if it's true, but it kinda makes sense to me. And about the murder charge, I agree w/ papa D. yes he should definitely serve his time to the maximum sentense, but i don't think he intended to kill anybody, he was just being 1 of the stupidest people on the planet and messed up beyond redemption

1931 days ago
51.

ptown    

guy should get life! california needs strict dui laws like in phoenix.

1931 days ago
52.

AQ    

Fry him and all other drunk drivers - even first offenders. There is more than enough information out there about drinking and driving so if someone chooses to do it the first time or the fifth time, they should face the death penalty. As for the comment re. the Nick Hogan thing was different - it wasn't. The only difference was a lack (supposedly) of alcohol involved. He was still irresponsible and did nothing but complain about how hard jail was while his friend may as well have died. No, there is no difference between drinking and driving and street racing - both are illegal and both cause deaths, usually of innocent victims. It's time to stop worrying about the criminal and start standing up for the true victims.

1931 days ago
53.

AQ    

PapaD - you are wrong. It should be murder. He knew he was drinking. He knew he was driving drunk. He may as well have intended to kill someone so yes, it's murder. It's time to stop with the vehicular homicide crap for drunk murderers. Drunk drivers ARE murderers.

As for the claims that he is illegal - really? Exactly where does it state that? Last time I checked many nationalities were BORN in this country. Ah, Glenn Beck and Rush must be so proud of their brainless pupils - if they don't look like us then they must be 'illegal'. To all those who are claiming he is illegal without knowing yet then saying "but I'm not racists" here's a news flash - YOU ARE RACIST! Personally, I'd like to say there is no place for racists in this country so move because we don't want YOUR kind here anymore.

1931 days ago
54.

Fred    

Seems funny to me that when two “stars” got less than 90 minutes in jail for their second DUI in a short period very few people were angry about their slap on the wrist sentences.

Now 3 innocent people were killed by a drunk driver, his second offense, he is poor and according to many posts here was an illegal immigrant. He will not have the hot shot lawyer and will probably spend the rest of his life in prison.

Sure the two “stars” did not kill anyone, but their dumb luck is to blame for that. Certainly they tried too by driving drunk or on drugs or both.

Fair would be to make the judges who sentenced the “stars” attend the trial of the latest drunk driver to kill people.

1931 days ago
55.

STFU TMZ YOU ARE IDIOTS    

AMen Dong Hang Lo

1931 days ago
56.

Rip M 2 Shreds    

That's gonna be on enlarged butthole on that bitch. Drop dead punk.

1931 days ago
57.

jadakiss    

HAHAHA THIS GUY ROCKS!

1931 days ago
58.

FiBiker    

THIS PUNK IS NOTHING BUT HUMAN TRASH....THAT MEANS PUT IN THE DISPOSAL UNIT AND TURN IT ON.

1931 days ago
59.

Marsia Clarke    

Americans are a backwards race. It shows in every rascist post of those who are quick to judge.

Again Americans yeah you who still judges people because of race are the poison of this world.

If you were an intelligent American you would see this as what it is..A tragegedy and hope justioe is served.

But since you are not and like to give your simple minded opinion you just reflect what sadly most americans feel and think. Well at the end you have the confort of living in your orange county home and live in fear of all these non white inmigrants. News flash THE REST OF THE WORLD HATES AMERICANS.

Anywho I live a few blocks where this happened and I think it could had been anyone of us.

Keep drinking your government's kool aid and continue to be egocentric dumbdown American. Oh yeah F@ck TMZ keeping americans distracted with mindless information from pseudo celebrities who dont contribute to society. TMZ adds nothing to their viewer. Harvey is an egocentric capitalist puppet. People need to wake up! good day

1931 days ago
60.

longshowerz    

During his prior DUI sentencing, the judge ordered him to attend Alcohol Education classes, yah alot of good that did huh, people will not change unless they are willing to change and obviously this loser did not care to change, I really hope the DA does not do a plea on this one, this POS deserves to go to prison and meet all of the Angel's fans that are waiting to greet him! =)

1930 days ago
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