SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A person suspected of driving underneath the affect of methamphetamine when he fatally hit a bicyclist in Balboa Park pleaded not responsible Thursday to fees that embody homicide.
Adam David Milavetz, 38, is accused within the Tuesday morning crash that killed 57-year-old Laura Shinn, an architect and director of amenities planning at San Diego State College.
Police mentioned that at about 7:30 a.m., the Shinn was struck from behind whereas driving on Pershing Drive. She was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest, the place she was pronounced useless shortly after arriving, in accordance with the Medical Examiner’s workplace.
Police mentioned Milavetz remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators.
At Milavetz’s arraignment, Deputy District Legal professional Kelsey Hollander alleged Shinn was driving within the bike lane when she was struck and that her bicycle and helmet have been each outfitted with lights.
Following the crash, the prosecutor mentioned Milavetz bought out of his automobile, ran throughout the road and dumped two luggage over a fence. The baggage have been later recovered by police, who discovered “what seemed to be methamphetamine” inside, Hollander mentioned.
Milavetz additionally confirmed “indicators and signs of being underneath the affect” of medication when officers met with him, she mentioned.
Milavetz was arrested on July 1 for a misdemeanor DUI offense, wherein he was additionally believed to be driving underneath the affect of methamphetamine, in accordance with Hollander.
Deputy Public Defender Douglas Miller argued at Thursday’s arraignment for Milavetz to be launched from custody on his personal recognizance or to a residential remedy program. He argued the crash was an accident and mentioned Milavetz remained on the scene, making no makes an attempt to flee from authorities.
Miller argued the defendant was not a flight danger, although Hollander famous Milavetz has twin citizenship within the U.S. and Canada.
San Diego Superior Courtroom Choose Joseph Brannigan in the end ordered Milavetz to stay held with out bail, although a bail overview listening to was set for subsequent week.
Along with homicide, Milavetz is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter whereas intoxicated and driving underneath the affect of medication inflicting damage.
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