The Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s Workplace has charged a person with DUI in a Fairfax district crash final 12 months that price a TV actor each of his legs.
John Michael Maese has been charged by the DA with one felony rely every of driving beneath the affect of an alcoholic beverage inflicting harm, driving with a .08% blood alcohol content material inflicting harm, and a hit-and-run leading to harm to a different individual, the DA’s workplace mentioned.
Maese had a previous DUI conviction in an unrelated case and also will face a misdemeanor rely of driving when privilege suspended or revoked for a driving beneath the affect conviction.
He might get greater than seven years in state jail on the costs
The Aug. 2019 crash injured 47-year-old actor Obi Ndefo, who appeared on Dawson’s Creek and Stargate SG-1. He had simply completed instructing a yoga class within the 7600 Block of Beverly Boulevard within the Fairfax district and was standing behind his parked automobile close to Erewhon Market. That’s when 25-year-old John Michael Maese hit him along with his car and fled the scene, the DA mentioned.
Ndefo had one in every of his legs severed by the preliminary impat. The opposite was shattered and needed to be amputated. A GoFundMe web page was set as much as elevate $268,000 to cowl the prices of recent prosthetic legs, surgical procedures and making Ndefo’s residence wheelchair accessible.
Maese was arrested a day later and was held on $160,000 bail.