A person who was sentenced to a state jail time period for a 2018 Escondido DUI crash that killed two 19-year-olds was in county jail Thursday as a part of a brand new North County DUI case.
County jail information point out Francisco Andres Alvarez, 31, was booked into custody Thursday on two misdemeanor DUI counts, involving each alcohol and medicines. He pleaded not responsible Thursday morning in Vista Superior Court docket.
Based on a felony criticism, Alvarez is accused of driving inebriated on July 6. The DUI counts include allegations of driving with prior gross vehicular manslaughter convictions.
He was being held on $175,000 bail as of late Thursday afternoon and should put on an alcohol-monitoring system if he bails out.
Alvarez pleaded responsible to prices of gross vehicular manslaughter whereas intoxicated and DUI inflicting harm for the March 25, 2018, crash that killed Brandon Contreras and Ana Lira.
Prosecutors stated alcohol, marijuana and cocaine have been in Alvarez’s system on the time of the crash.
He was sentenced final 12 months to almost eight years in state jail, however a choose dominated that he might stay out of custody till an appeals course of was accomplished earlier than serving his time period. That enchantment stays ongoing, in keeping with the San Diego County District Legal professional’s Workplace.
The victims have been in a Mustang that was broadsided on the intersection of Ash Avenue and El Norte Parkway by Alvarez’s Dodge Charger at round 11:30 p.m.
Police say Alvarez ran a crimson gentle and struck the Mustang, killing Contreras and Lira, in addition to critically injuring an underage boy additionally using within the car.
Till Thursday, Alvarez had been out of custody for the previous 5 years. A protection legal professional for the defendant instructed NBC San Diego final 12 months that he “feels horrible for the households and he’s really taken this time that he’s been out on bail to speak to pals and family and associates concerning the risks of driving below the affect.”
– Metropolis Information Service