Bruce was reportedly driving around 38 MPH when he hit a car on the Pacific Coast Highway Feb. 7 in Malibu leaving a woman dead but will he end up getting charged and go to jail?
Bruce Jenner might actually avoid jail for the horrific accident he was involved in Feb. 7 and HollywoodLife.com has learned why. We spoke to an attorney, James Silverstein who tells us that Bruce will most likely not get prosecuted because the data recorder in his car shows that he was not speeding, according to TMZ.
Bruce Jenner: New Evidence To Save Him From Manslaughter Charges? — Expert Weighs In
James tells HollywoodLife.com that although the decision to press charges would ultimately be the decision of the District Attorney, he has a strong feeling that Bruce will not be charged with manslaughter.
“To my understanding, the Sheriff’s Department is leaning towards not pursuing charges against Jenner in reference to the fatal collision. This is because Bruce apparently was not speeding, texting, or driving under the influence in the moments prior to the crash,” James says. “Any of those factors, if present, would certainly militate towards a prosecution for manslaughter, in light of the negligence standard required for a conviction.”
James also adds: “The police merely investigate, and the DA prosecutes when they deem factually and legally appropriate. Based upon experience though, when law enforcement does not recommend charges, the DA tends to follow that recommendation.”
Bruce Releases Statement To HollywoodLife.com
Bruce released an statement to us Feb. 8: “My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident. It is a devastating tragedy and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible.”
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— Reporting by Eric Mitchell, Written by Chloe Melas