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Crime Q&A: What happened to driver charged in fatal Roseville chain-reaction collision?

Q: Can you give me any information on the outcome of the trial involving the Sac State professor/attorney accused of manslaughter in the death of Robert Weaver in a traffic accident on Pleasant Grove in Roseville?

Steve, Rocklin

A: Jordan Tonya Louise Peters, an attorney and faculty member at California State University, Sacramento, was arrested following an April 30, 2013 collision that claimed the life of 69-year-old Robert Allen Weaver of Roseville.

According to Placer County Superior Court records available online, Peters pleaded no contest to gross vehicular manslaughter and was sentenced in March 2015 to 364 days in Placer County Jail, with credit for time served, and five years probation.

Three other people were injured in the collision, which occurred about 3:45 p.m. on eastbound Pleasant Grove Boulevard, between Pioneer Road and Roseville Parkway, in Roseville. According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, witnesses told police that Peters’ vehicle was seen being driven in an erratic manner on Pleasant Grove Boulevard, until it struck another eastbound vehicle that was stopped for a red light at Roseville Parkway, setting off a chain-reaction collision that involved several vehicles.

Peters was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs with bodily injury. The DUI charges were dismissed after she pleaded no contest to the gross vehicular manslaughter charge.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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