Saturday, March 8, 2008

DUI death driver needs California DUI attorney

California DUI attorney news

DUI / Drunk Driving info

A man died Thursday night after his car was hit by a man suspected of California DUI or drunken driving, California Highway Patrol officials reported.

Cesar Pedroza Ramos, 33, was taken to Riverside Community Hospital after the 7 p.m. accident at Limonite and Etiwanda avenues. He died at 8:15 p.m., a news release from the Riverside County coroner's office said.

Fontana resident Leonel Francisco Cortez Cruz, 24, who fled the crash scene, was arrested at about 9:30 p.m. hiding in a store in the area, said CHP's California DUI attorney contacts.

Cortez Cruz was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, hit and run and driving without a license. He is being held without bail and is due in court with his California DUI attorney on March 11.

Foard said Cortez Cruz was southbound on Etiwanda Avenue, approaching Limonite Avenue, when he failed to stop and hit the rear of Ramos' car. Ramos' car hit a third vehicle and then went into the intersection where a fourth car hit it, California DUI attorneys said.

The two other drivers and a passenger in Ramos' car suffered minor to moderate injuries.