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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