Joseph Maez, 26, entered his plea to 1 felony depend every of gross vehicular manslaughter whereas intoxicated, driving drunk inflicting harm and driving with a 0.08% blood-alcohol content material inflicting harm, in keeping with the Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s Workplace.
Maez was allegedly driving the Honda Civic that struck the sufferer—recognized as Mitchell Morales—who was pushing a cart stuffed with his belongings throughout Stearns Road at Radnor Avenue at 11:19 p.m. June 12, authorities mentioned.
Morales was pronounced useless on the scene regardless of life-saving measures tried by police and hearth division personnel.
Maez was arrested June 13 by Lengthy Seashore police and launched on bond early the subsequent morning, jail information present.
“Driving underneath the affect is a probably lethal choice with extreme penalties,” District Lawyer George Gascon mentioned in an announcement asserting the costs final month.
Maez is due again in courtroom on Aug. 16 for a pretrial listening to.