Thursday, November 8, 2007

Felony California DUI & Hit & Run criminal attorney news

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California DUI news

Felony DUI charges were filed Wednesday against a Lake Elsinore man accused of a California DUI - drunk driving and causing the death of another motorist, then fleeing the crash scene in his brother-in-law's vehicle.

Isaac Flores-Palacios, 32, is charged with hit-and-run with death, California DUI with bodily injury, California DUI with injury, being an unlicensed driver and failure to show evidence of insurance.

Javier Delfino-Hernandez, 29, of Homeland, was charged with being an accessory in a felony, for allegedly helping his brother-in-law flee the scene of the crash that killed 66-year-old Ben Hernandez last Sunday afternoon.

Police were called about 4 p.m. Sunday to Lakeshore Drive and Avenue 6, where Hernandez was ejected from his 1986 pickup truck when it collided with a 1998 Ford Ranger, alleges Lake Elsinore police Sgt. Ron Heim.

Witnesses told investigators that the driver of the Ranger had run off and was picked up a short distance away by another motorist.

Delfino-Hernandez, who was on probation for driving under the influence, has a warrant out for his arrest in connection with a deportation order.