OAKLAND — A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged in reference to a February crash that killed a 29-year-old pedestrian — and got here after a witness begged him to not drive as a result of he was so intoxicated, police say in court docket information.
Ivan Garcia-Lopez, of Hayward, has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter, two counts alleging drunk driving, and one rely of leaving the scene of an accident within the Feb. 5 crash that killed 29-year-old Jim Sanchez, in keeping with court docket information. Garcia-Lopez has been within the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin since he was arrested when the costs had been filed final month and is subsequent due in court docket for a pretrial listening to in July.
Sanchez was moving into his car on D Road in downtown Hayward when he was struck and killed by a pickup truck that ripped off elements of the driving force’s facet and entrance finish of Sanchez’s automobile. The pickup truck continued by means of a purple gentle and struck one other automobile, in keeping with police.
Garcia-Lopez was arrested on the scene of the second crash, authorities stated. He was launched till April 6, 4 days after the costs had been filed.
In line with a possible trigger assertion filed by Hayward police, a witness later contacted police and informed them Garcia-Lopez was clearly drunk and had been warned to not drive.
“The witness was so involved in regards to the suspect’s degree of intoxication and particularly spoke with him to make sure he wouldn’t drive away,” Hayward police Det. Joshua Cannon wrote within the possible trigger assertion. “Regardless of the witnesses verbally expressed issues for the suspect’s excessive degree of intoxication, the suspect received into his car roughly twenty minutes later.”
Garcia-Lopez’s blood alcohol degree was measured at .19 p.c, greater than twice what California legislation defines as being drunk, in keeping with police.
Garcia-Lopez has pleaded not responsible. His bail info was not listed on Santa Rita’s web site.