A convicted felon accused of inflicting a head-on collision that killed a 65-year-old girl whereas he was driving drunk in Mead Valley pleaded not responsible Friday to second-degree homicide and different costs.
Lawrence Michael Dileva, 38, of Nuevo was arrested final month following a California Freeway Patrol investigation into the demise of Demiris Reid of Nuevo.
Together with homicide, Dileva is charged with DUI gross vehicular manslaughter and a sentence-enhancing allegation of being a repeat DUI offender.
He was arraigned earlier than Riverside County Superior Courtroom Choose O.G. Magno, who scheduled a preliminary listening to for April 28 on the Riverside Corridor of Justice and ordered that the defendant stay held on $1 million bail on the Byrd Detention Heart in Murrieta.
Dileva allegedly killed Reid within the Jan. 28 three-vehicle crash on Cajalco Street, simply east of Carpinus Drive, in line with the CHP.
Officer Juan Quintero stated the sufferer was westbound on Cajalco in a Chevrolet Equinox when Dileva’s Ford Explorer approached from the wrong way, headed east.
“Dileva misplaced management of his car and crossed the double yellow strains, colliding into the Chevy,” Quintero stated.
He stated a Honda Civic following shut behind the Ford smashed into the rear of the SUV.
County hearth crews reached the situation, which is roughly two miles northwest of Perris, inside a couple of minutes and extricated Reid from her automotive, making an attempt lifesaving measures, however she was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
The defendant was taken to Riverside College Medical Heart in Moreno Valley for therapy of reasonable accidents, from which he has since recovered. The Honda driver was not injured, Quintero stated.
Courtroom information present Dileva has prior convictions for DUI gross vehicular manslaughter, receiving a stolen car, housebreaking and distribution of unlawful medication