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.
A pedestrian was found dead on Interstate 5 around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. California Highway Patrol say a car struck and killed the man, leaving him to die in the freeway.
The San Diego Fire Department was called to terminal 1 at the San Diego International Airport, Saturday afternoon for reports of a fire.
A sailor has died after he was struck by a helicopter blade at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base.
Slightly warmer and drier today after temperature records were broken overnight. Daytime temperatures expected to be 5- 10 degrees below seasonal norms.
The head of the federal agency that grants citizenship and immigration benefits said Friday that he had a message for anyone who considers his new mission statement anti-immigrant: "A thousand times no."