Bay Area man pleaded guilty to major vehicle collision in 2021

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A man from Lafayette pleaded guilty to a felony DUI causing injury. The accident occurred a year ago on November 14, 2021. 

Frederico Goncalo Moreira Filho, 33, was celebrating his birthday at Nepenthe in Big Sur. After drinking alcohol, Filho attempted to drive to Monterey.

While driving on the Bixby Creek Bridge, Filho collided with another vehicle, injuring four people. 

Two children, 9 and 12, were airlifted to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, while their father had injuries to his hands. Filho’s passengers had internal bleeding and injuries to his arms.

 Filho’s blood alcohol content was 0.11%. He will be sentenced to five years in prison on January 25, 2023.