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Escondido DUI Suspect Remorseful in Court

Judge said Brandon Morris is a danger to the community.



    Escondido DUI Suspect Remorseful in Court
    The crash caused electrical outages, and seriously injured an Escondido man.

    The man accused of driving drunk and slamming his truck into an Escondido home faced a judge on Wednesday afternoon.

    Brandon Morris, 23, pleaded not guilty to all charges. If convicted, he could face four years in prison.

    Prosecutors said Morris was already on probation for an earlier DUI. In court on Wednesday, a judge said he is a danger to the community.

    Morris' attorney spoke on his behalf saying Morris is pleading not guilty to the DUI charges he is facing.

    Earlier this week, police say he was so drunk he slammed his truck into an Escondido home, critically injuring the homeowner Tony Vidaurri.

    Click here for an exclusive look inside the Vidaurri's home after the devastating accident.

    Vidaurri's wife Lisa was in the courtroom today. She says it was extremely difficult to see the man who almost killed her family.

    Morris' lawyer, Michael Littman, says his client wants to get help for any drinking problem he may have.

    "He's extremely remorseful," Michael Littman Morris' defense attorney. "He feels horrible about what happened. He would like to do anything he can to help the victims out, whether it is giving them money."

    "He should feel remorseful," Lisa Vidaurri said in court. "He screwed up. He really, really screwed up bad and he should feel remorseful."

    Morris is currently being held on $403,000 bail. The judge told him if he does post bail, he has to stay away from alcohol and cannot drink for any reason whatsoever.