ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 14HF1716
Date: February 11, 2015
SANTA ANA – A drunken driver was sentenced yesterday to one year in jail and five years of formal probation for killing a jogger after swerving into the bike lane and hitting the victim. Robert John Greaney, 23, Costa Mesa, pleaded guilty to the court to one felony count each of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated without gross negligence, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs with injury, and an infraction for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana by a driver with sentencing enhancement allegations for inflicting great bodily harm. The People objected to the court offer, stating that the defendant deserved a state prison sentence based on Greaney’s blood alcohol content being at .15 percent at the time of the collision and that he also had two other intoxicating substances in his system.
At approximately 9:28 p.m. on June 12, 2014, Greaney was driving a Ford F-150 truck while intoxicated and traveling westbound on Pacific Coast Highway, west of Morning Canyon Drive in Newport Beach. Continue reading