Murder Charges Filed For Perris DUI

My News LA reported recently that a Riverside woman will stand trial on charges of second-degree murder for his role in a Perris motor vehicle accident on November 9, 2019 that was allegedly caused by his intoxicated driving.

A preliminary hearing at the Riverside Hall of Justice ended in the Riverside County Superior Court judge ruling that there was sufficient evidence to justify a trial on a count of second-degree murder in addition to probation violations for a Riverside woman, 29 years of age, accused of causing an accident that killed a pedestrian from Moreno Valley, 53 years of age. The defendant, currently being held at the Smith Correctional Facility in Benning, will face a post-preliminary arraignment on May 12, 2021. His bail was set at one million dollars. 

According to spokespeople for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, the original accident took place on Saturday, November 9, 2019 . The Riverside woman was speeding eastbound on San Jacinto Avenue when she veered to the right, colliding with two parked cars and then striking a pedestrian walking on the shoulder. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver sustained minor injuries. She allegedly failed a sobriety test at the hospital, and due to a previous DUI conviction is eligible for murder charges.

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