Bay City News Service
A Novato teen on Tuesday admitted to a number of charges stemming from a crash that killed a 15-year-old Novato High School student in September.
The 16-year-old boy, also a Novato High School student, admitted to charges in Marin County juvenile court including vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing great bodily injury, DUI with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent or more and driving without a license, Marin County Deputy District Attorney Ron Ravani said.
The teen's name has been withheld because of his age. When he is sentenced by Judge Lynn Duryee on Dec. 2, the teen could be placed in a rehabilitation program or incarcerated at juvenile hall or other custodial facility until he is 21, Ravani said. The charges under which the boy pled guilty are not among the offenses for which he could be incarcerated as an adult.
The teen was driving a 1990 BMW containing four other Novato High students west on Novato Boulevard when it spun out at 11:50 a.m. Sept. 17. It struck an eastbound tractor-trailer hauling cattle about a half mile west of San Marin Drive.
The crash killed 15-year-old Isaac Brott of Novato. The four other occupants were taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and Marin General Hospital, and all are recovering.
The driver pleaded guilty to all of the charges against him. Ravani said the prosecution did not offer a plea agreement in the case.