Teen Driver in Fatal Crash Remains on Probation



    The Mazda was totaled in the crash.

    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.

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    His fellow students are grieving after a 17-year-old Torrey Pines High School student died in a crash over the weekend.


    The driver pleaded guilty and served time at a detention camp. He now has a job and will start college in January.