SEVERE WX : Fire Weather Watch View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Bangor man sentenced for role in deadly hit-and-run, admits new DUI

A Bangor man who was previously convicted of vehicular manslaughter earlier this year was in court yesterday and admitted a new DUI offense, committed while he was on bail pending the appeal of an earlier vehicular manslaughter conviction.

Posted: Sep 12, 2019 12:27 PM
Updated: Sep 12, 2019 12:33 PM

A man previously convicted of a deadly hit-and-run earlier in 2019, was in court Wednesday, Sept. 11 and admitted to a new DUI offense he committed while he was on bail pending the appeal of an earlier vehicular manslaughter conviction.

56-year-old Rockey Burch was in Butte County Superior Court where he plead no contest to driving under the influence of drugs after a collision on June 29, 2019.

Previously Burch was found guilty for vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run, and violation of felony probation.

Burch had been sentenced to one year in jail on May 1, 2019, for the manslaughter conviction, he was released on bail pending the appeal of that conviction on May 8, 2019.

TO READ THE ORIGINAL STORY, CLICK HERE

District Attorney Mike Ramsey said on June 29, 2019, less than two months after being sentenced, Burch drove his truck under the influence of drugs.

In this most recent offense, Burch drove off the roadway, collided with fencing and small trees. A witness stated that Burch was spinning the wheels of the truck trying to leave the collision, but he was unable to leave the scene due to a broken axel.

Burch made a familiar claim to CHP that a car was driving toward him and he had to drive off the roadway to avoid the car.

Blood tests proved that Burch was under the influence of both prescription drugs and marijuana.

Ramsey said in a press release that when Burch entered his no-contest plea on Sept. 11, the judge revoked his earlier bail on appeal. Burch now faces an additional 3 years in state prison for the violation of his previous felony probation, in addition to one year in jail for the manslaughter, hit-and-run case, and six months in jail for the DUI.

Burch has been in jail since the DUI arrest. He is scheduled to be sentenced on October 30, 2019.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 324543

Reported Deaths: 7051
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1335493809
Riverside24765537
Orange24715423
San Diego19371422
San Bernardino19043306
Fresno828288
Imperial7827135
Alameda7731148
Kern650297
Santa Clara6298166
San Joaquin627968
Tulare5678152
Sacramento548983
Stanislaus473251
Contra Costa466190
San Francisco452250
Ventura424653
San Mateo3949112
Santa Barbara393131
Marin343430
Kings291839
Monterey268218
Solano207528
Merced188412
Sonoma170316
Placer107711
San Luis Obispo9054
Madera8938
Yolo88428
Santa Cruz5693
Napa4774
Sutter3884
San Benito3622
Butte3384
Lassen3370
El Dorado3070
Shasta1956
Yuba1923
Humboldt1654
Glenn1640
Nevada1631
Colusa1130
Mendocino1130
Lake1081
Tehama1071
Tuolumne730
Calaveras670
Del Norte600
Mono511
Siskiyou410
Amador400
Inyo351
Mariposa311
Plumas170
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 84°
Oroville
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 82°
Paradise
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 84°
Chester
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 73°
Red Bluff
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 84°
Willows
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 84°
A seasonably hot beginning to the workweek for northern California, and hotter weather is in the short term forecast, with very little relief in the long term.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events