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Man Enters Plea To DUI Death, Hit And Run

John Gieck of Sacramento

A man connected to a deadly DUI hit and run crash that killed a Chico man, entered a plea in court Wednesday.

Posted: Jul. 11, 2018 11:52 PM
Updated: Jul. 12, 2018 10:29 AM

Butte County, Calif.-- District Attorney Mike Ramsey says 43 year old John Gieck pleaded no contest to felony counts of driving under the influence causing death and hit and run.

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Back on May 5th, 2018 Gieck was driving south on Highway 99 and struck the vehicle of a 32 year old woman from Chico that had both of her parents inside. Her 68 year old father died.

After the crash Gieck hid in the nearby Gridley-Biggs Cemetery.

Authorities say his blood alcohol level at the time of the crash was approximately .14 percent.

Gieck faces 11 years in state prison.

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