CSUS professor/attorney charged in fatal DUI crash

3:53 PM, May 1, 2013   |    comments
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  • Jordan Peters, Oct. 2012
  • Jordan Tonya Louise Peters, 45, of Lincoln.
  • Robert Alan Weaver, 69, of Roseville

ROSEVILLE, CA - The driver charged in Tuesday's fatal crash that shut down Pleasant Grove Boulevard has been identified as Jordan Tonya Louise Peters, an attorney and professor at Sacramento State University's College of Business Administration.

Peters, 45, of Lincoln, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of drugs, said Roseville police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther.

Gunther said police dispatch received calls of a person who had been driving erratically and caused a six-vehicle chain reaction crash at the intersection of Pleasant Grove Boulevard and Roseville Parkway Tuesday at 3:41 p.m.

Robert Alan Weaver, 69, of Roseville, was killed in the crash.  He was a passenger in the first vehicle struck in the collision.

Weaver's wife, who was driving, remains hospitalized in serious condition.

Peters was not injured in the crash and was booked into the Placer County Jail. 

Peters gained attention last fall when she sued disabled attorney Scott Johnson on behalf of four of his former employees.  Peters later transferred the case to another attorney.

The following is from the CSUS Website:

Professor Peters attended the Ohio State University College of Law. Upon her graduation, she began a one-year federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Edward Rafeedie, in the Central District of California (Los Angeles ). Following her clerkship, she worked for two international law firms practicing in the areas of Employment Law litigation and counseling. Professor Peters joined the faculty at California State University, Sacramento in Fall 2002. Professor Peters continues to practice law. She represents employers in Employment litigation matters in state and federal court and before state and federal agencies. In addition, Professor Peters provides counseling to her clients on a variety of Employment Law issues. She also regularly participates in seminars and training classes for employees and HR professionals.


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