Stockton Father Accused of DUI, Now Booked on Suspicion of Murder

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A Stockton man accused of a drunk driving accident that killed his 12-year-old daughter is now being booked on suspicion of murder for the crime.

The accident happened nearly two weeks ago on California and 9th Streets in Stockton. Police say Ziegler’s daughter was riding without a seat belt in the back seat of her parents’ 2001 Ford Explorer.

Stockton Police say Joe Ziegler was speeding when he turned onto California Street, and that is when the SUV left the road.