Man Arrested For DUI And Vehicular Manslaughter In Colton After Striking Elderly Driver

When it comes to DUI, a police officer may look for several clues once a driver has been pulled over. Generally, they pull a driver over as a part of a routine traffic stop or as part of a DUI roadblock. There are several signs they look for to determine that a driver may be intoxicated. These signs include a driver that is swaying, unsteady, or has balance issues. They will also look for glassy, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. They will also listen to see if the driver is repeating questions or giving out different answers to similar questions. Of course, they will also see if they notice an odor of alcohol.

KTLA reports that a driver has been arrested for DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges after an accident killed a 62-year-old man.

This incident took place on Labor Day on the westbound 10 Freeway in Colton.

30-year-old Jeffrey Ornelas, Jr., was driving a 2013 Jeep Wrangler about 55 m.p.h. when he slammed into a 2004 Saturn Ion. The Ion had stopped in the No. 4 lane. When the Jeep slammed into the Ion, it caused the Jeep to overturn.

The driver of the Ion, whose name was not released, suffered from major injuries. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he later died.

Ornelas was treated for minor injuries. He was then arrested under suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter. Officials did not say what led them to believe that Ornelas was intoxicated.

The crash remains under investigation. Ornelas was released on bond on Tuesday following the accident.

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