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QUESTION: Why don't you do a story about Brian Mays? He killed somebody in 2007, only received a two-year sentence. Now he is back in Sacramento, was arrested again for DUI, then released on bail and is a no show.
Submitted by: Dennis H., Sacramento
ANSWER: Brian James Mays pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the January 2007 death of 48-year-old Janusz Porembski of Sacramento.
According to stories in The Bee, the crash occurred about 12:45 a.m. on Interstate 5 at the Arena Boulevard offramp. The California Highway Patrol reported that Mays, then 21, made a lane change in his 2006 Lexus and clipped Porembski's sport utility vehicle, causing it to spin out of control and flip over.
Mays was sentenced in May 2008 to two years in state prison.
Sacramento Superior Court online records show that he has an active complaint filed Sept. 6, 2012 charging him with two counts of driving under the influence. The records show that he failed to appear for his arraignment five days later.
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