Monday, December 10, 2007

Bicyclist killed by California DUI driver

California DUI defense attorney update

A woman was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI after the vehicle she was driving fatally struck a 38-year- old Hemet man riding a bike, authorities said Monday.

The victim, Danny Walton, was traveling in the 100 block of North Yale Street about 8 last night when he was struck, according to Hemet police Sgt. Joe Nevarez.

Walton was taken to Hemet Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:44 p.m., according to the Riverside County coroner's office.

The motorist, Desiree Bliss, 28, told officers she was distracted by something behind her and looked back, then returned her attention to the road just as the vehicle struck the bicyclist, Nevarez said.

The California DUI defense lawyer has not yet been assigned.