LOS BANOS — During her first court appearance, the 18-year old Obdulia Sanchez who talked too much in the Instagram video shot while she was involved in a car crash that killed her sister, remained silent. She sat in somber mood, almost motionless as the court read her charges.
The girl who has been the topic of discussion across the country had a rather puzzling look on her face. When, at the end of the court hearing, she was asked if she understood what those charges meant Obdulia Sanchez blurted out, “a little bit.”
The girl and her demeanor was in complete contrast to what the world saw in the Instagram video that was live-streamed by her. The same video was saved by a woman and shared, making it go viral within no time.
Latest reports suggest that the 18-year-old girl is accused of six felony charges all revolving around the allegation she was driving while drunk.
In the meantime, the District Attorney’s Office said her blood alcohol level, when the accident took place was at .10. In most states, a BAC of .10% is considered legally drunk. This means that for every 1,000 milliliters of blood, the body contains 1 milliliter of alcohol. In some states, the legal definition of intoxication is .08%, which means that for every 1000 milliliters of blood, the body contains 8/10ths of a milliliter of alcohol. In addition, most states practice zero-tolerance laws, meaning if you are under 21 any alcohol in your system is against the law.
Earlier, a devastated father of the two girls, Nicandro Sanchez has called the incident “an accident”. While talking to KFSN the grief stricken father whose one daughter is dead, while another one is behind bars said he has seen the video. “It’s an accident…It happened that way. Who knows why”, the senior Sanchez is reported to have told the television station.
On the other hand, the girl who was with the two sisters in the car and who survived the crash has said that she doesn’t blame Obdulia for the crash. She went on to describe the 14-year old Jacqueline as a dear friend whom she called brave and smart. The girl, who has been identified as Manuela Seja said, “Honestly, I’m not mad at anybody and I don’t blame anybody”.