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Preliminary hearing for woman accused in deadly DUI hit-and-run

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Arthur John Jacobs, 64, was struck by a Ford F-150 truck near the intersection of El Camino Real and Cassia Street around 9:45 p.m. on July 27 while riding his bicycle on his way to work at a local hotel. Arthur John Jacobs, 64, was struck by a Ford F-150 truck near the intersection of El Camino Real and Cassia Street around 9:45 p.m. on July 27 while riding his bicycle on his way to work at a local hotel.
Julianne Elyse Thomson, 23, is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run and drunken driving in the death of Arthur John Jacobs of Vista. Julianne Elyse Thomson, 23, is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run and drunken driving in the death of Arthur John Jacobs of Vista.

VISTA (CNS) - A preliminary hearing is scheduled to be held in Vista Wednesday to determine if there is enough evidence to try a young woman accused of hitting a cyclist in Carlsbad while driving drunk and fleeing the scene of the fatal crash.

Julianne Elyse Thomson, 23, is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run and drunken driving in the death of Arthur John Jacobs of Vista. She faces 15 years in state prison if convicted of the three felony charges, said Deputy District Attorney Aimee.

Jacobs, 64, was struck by a Ford F-150 truck near the intersection of El Camino Real and Cassia Street around 9:45 p.m. on July 27 while riding his bicycle on his way to work at a local hotel.

A witness told police the driver crashed into a curb and some bushes, then sped away into an apartment complex parking lot, Carlsbad police Lt. Paul Mendes said. Arriving emergency personnel pronounced Jacobs dead at the scene.

Thomson was found about 15 minutes later hiding in some bushes on the opposite side of the apartment complex, where she had parked her car, according to authorities.

The defendant's blood-alcohol level was measured at .25 percent, more than three times the legal limit for driving, the McLeod said.

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