BANNING — A 25-year-old San Jacinto lady who killed a senior as a result of her drinking and driving has been sentenced to a yr in jail and 5 years felony probation.
Angelica Hauste pleaded responsible final month to DUI gross vehicular manslaughter with a sentence-enhancing nice bodily damage allegation for the 2018 dying of 72-year-old Richard Thomas of Yucaipa.
Hauste’s plea was on to Riverside County Superior Court docket Choose Jorge Hernandez, with out enter from the District Legal professional’s Workplace. Hernandez exercised his personal discretion in figuring out the sentencing phrases.
Along with the jail time and probation, the choose on Thursday ordered the defendant to pay restitution to the sufferer’s household, although the precise quantity has but to be decided by the Division of Probation.
In line with sheriff’s officers, the lethal crash occurred about 4 a.m. on Oct. 27, 2018, on the intersection of Ramona Expressway and State Road in San Jacinto.
Sgt. Bryan DeLoss mentioned that Hauste was eastbound on the expressway in her 2017 Toyota Corolla when Thomas entered the intersection — on a inexperienced site visitors sign — in his 2004 Chrysler Sebring and initiated a left flip onto the expressway from northbound State.
The Corolla slammed into the driving force’s facet of Thomas’ automobile, DeLoss mentioned. The sufferer died a short while later at Riverside College Medical Middle in Moreno Valley.
DeLoss alleged that the defendant, who was not injured within the crash, “displayed apparent indicators” of being inebriated and was arrested on the scene.
Hauste posted bail and was launched from jail, and the case was investigated for over a yr earlier than she was charged.
Hauste had no prior felony or misdemeanor convictions.