CHULA VISTA (CNS) - A drunken driver who killed a homeless woman in a Christmas Day hit-and-run crash in Chula Vista pleaded guilty Wednesday to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and leaving the scene.
Angel Rodrigo Gutierrez, 23, will be sentenced to six years and four months behind bars at a hearing July 28 before South Bay Judge Kathleen Lewis.
The defendant's blood-alcohol measured .29 percent -- more than three times the legal limit -- when he was arrested about five hours after the 8:30 p.m. collision in the 1200 block of Third Avenue, said Deputy District Attorney Cally Bright.
A witness provided officers with a partial license plate of the white Pontiac sedan that hit 54-year-old Robin O'Quinn, also known as Robin O'Quinn Fortson, as she was crossing the street. Police found the car abandoned in the 200 block of Moss Street about an hour later.
Investigators went to the registered owner's address, questioned Gutierrez's relatives, then picked him up about 2:40 a.m. on Dec. 26 outside his home in the 300 block of Date Street.
Gutierrez initially told officers he was not driving and had loaned his car to a "homeboy," according to police.
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