One unidentified pedestrian was killed after a deadly hit-and-run crash at Rialto Avenue on Sunday night, October 3rd.
The fatal crash occurred at approximately 10:41 p.m at the area of Rialto Avenue and Waterman Avenue.
The car was pursued south on Waterman and onto the westbound 10 Freeway and stopped on the 10 near Euclid Avenue in Ontario by the California Highway Patrol.
The driver, later identified as 25-year-old Diego C. was given a sobriety test by San Bernardino police, which he allegedly failed.
Investigators announced Cachua was apprehended early Monday, Oct. 4, after fleeing a drunken-driving crash that killed a pedestrian.
According to the Coroner’s Office, the pedestrian passed away at Loma Linda University Medical Center at 2:17 a.m. Monday.
Cachua was detained on suspicion of driving while inebriated and killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident. Cachua was being held at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino without bail.
DUI Hit-And-Run Accident Statistics
The consumption of alcohol can greatly diminish a driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), each year about 300,000 people are injured in the U.S. due to the negligence of drunken drivers.
While the numbers put California atop the nation when it comes to fatal hit-and-runs, the state ranks 7th nationally on a per capital basis. AAA’s report noted that nationwide, hit-and-run deaths have increased by an average of more than 7% since 2009 and that almost two-thirds of all victims killed in these collisions are pedestrians or bicyclists.
Recent DUI statistics in California show that among 2011 DUI arrestees subsequently convicted, 73.7% were first offenders, 19.8% were second offenders, 5.0% were third offenders, and 1.5% were on their fourth-or-more offense.
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