A judge ruled Thursday that a North County teenager will remain on probation for his role in a drunk driving crash that killed one of his friends.
The teenage driver lost control of his car in Rancho Santa Fe in October 2009. The vehicle overturned, killing 17-year-old Alex Capozza and injuring another passenger, Jaime Arnold. According to prosecutors, the driver had eight or nine beers prior to the crash.
The driver, who was a student at Torrey Pines High at the time of the crash, was in court on Thursday, asking a judge to end his probation. That request was denied, however, and the teen will remain under court supervision until at least April 2011.
The driver pleaded guilty and served time at a detention camp. He now has a job and will start college in January.