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Date: 07-28-2023

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State of Arizona v. Rafaela Vacquez

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Judge: David Garbarino

Court: Superior Court, Maricopa County, Arizona

Plaintiff's Attorney: Maricopa County Arizona District Attorney's Office

Defendant's Attorney: Albert Jaynes Morrison

Description: Phoenix, Arizona criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with negligent homocide.

Rafaela Vasquez, age 49, was accused for causing an accident involving a fully autonomous Uber vehicle which resulted in the death of Elaine Herzberg, age 49, a pedestrian who was killed on March 18, 2018.

Vasquez was reportedly looking at a messaging program used by Uber employees on a work cellphone that was on her right knee.

Outcome: Defendant pled guilty and was sentenced to 3 years probation

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