My News LA reports that a woman accused of driving under the influence of alcohol who struck an elderly Yucaipa man, resulting in his death in 2018, pleaded guilty to the charges against her in a Riverside County Court on Thursday, June 17, 2021.
Angela Hauste entered her guilty plea before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Jorge Hernandez last month. The charges against Hauste include gross vehicular manslaughter causing great bodily injury or death.
The crash that Hauste was involved in happened on October 27, 2018, at approximately 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of State Street and Ramona Expressway in San Jacinto. Hauste was traveling eastbound on Ramona Expressway in a 2017 Toyota Corolla.
The victim was traveling northbound on State Street when he entered the intersection on a green traffic light in a 2004 Sebring to make a left turn. As he started the turn, Hauste crashed into the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle.
Ambulance workers transported the victim to Riverside University Medical Center, where he later died as the result of injuries he suffered in the accident.
Sgt. Bryan DeLoss of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office stated in his report that Hauste was uninjured in the crash and showed obvious signs of intoxication. She was arrested at the scene.
Judge Hernandez exercised his own discretion in Hauste’s sentence and ordered her to serve one year in jail with five years of probation. The judge also ordered Hauste to pay restitution to the victim’s family. So far, the Court has not set the amount of restitution. The Department of Probation will have the final say in the matter.