Driver in double fatal Livermore DUI crash due in court

LIVERMORE, Calif. (KTVU) -- The driver in a deadly suspected drunk driving crash is expected to face criminal charges and make his first court appearance Tuesday.

Livermore Police investigators handed the case against 35-year old Brian Jones to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office Monday afternoon.

"I hope he goes to jail for many, many years and he never comes out," said Susanna Morales.

Her 7-year old brother was injured and cousin killed in the crash.

"What we don't want is for him to be out doing this to more families," Morales. "Hurting more families, killing more people, innocent people."

Court records show it wasn't the first time Jones was arrested on suspicion of DUI. In 2003 he pleaded "no contest" to misdemeanor DUI in Sacramento County.

Livermore Police said Jones' blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit when he got behind the wheel and crashed his 2014 Corvette into an apartment on Murrieta Boulevard Saturday evening, just before 7 p.m.

Police confirmed Jones was at the Livermore Wine Country Festival Saturday in the hours before the crash.

"It's not like you can slam down wine, pour after pour," Livermore Mayor John Marchand said, explaining it takes as long as 20 minutes to get a one ounce pour of wine or three ounce pour of beer at the festival. "It's designed to encourage people to sip, to enjoy and to taste the wine."

Marchand said Livermore Wine Country Festival vendors were trained to spot people who had one too many drinks, to avoid over-serving. The Mayor said he didn't anticipate any changes for future wine festivals.

"When you have one or two people that chose to be irresponsible, that's when you have a tragedy like this occurring," Marchand said commenting on the deadly crash. "It's very sad."