SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A motorist who was drunk and on the way to work when he struck and killed a co-worker as the victim stood next to a parked car in Mira Mesa pleaded guilty Tuesday to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
Matias Escobar Aguilar, 26, will be sentenced Oct. 29 by Judge Laura Halgren, who indicated that she would give the defendant no more than four years in prison, although his maximum exposure is 10 years behind bars.
Efrain Gonzales was standing next to a car in the 10900 block of Sunny Meadow Street when he was struck by Aguilar's westbound 1993 Ford Ranger about 6:45 a.m. on Aug. 14. Gonzales, 28, died at the scene.
Deputy District Attorney Cherie Somerville said Aguilar's blood-alcohol level was .18 percent at the time of the collision, more than twice the legal limit for driving. He was arrested at the scene.
Santa Ana winds will make a return to San Diego County Friday, combining with low humidity levels and warm temperatures to create the potential for dangerous, wind-driven wildfires.
The San Diego Hip Hop 5K strives to provide a pathway to healthy activities that are mentally, physically and psychologically stimulating.
A man who allegedly murdered the proprietor of an East Village flooring-materials store at the victim's downtown business while wearing a Halloween-style old-lady mask is in custody, facing charges of murder and robbery.
A man who allegedly murdered the proprietor of an East Village flooring-materials store at the victim's downtown business while wearing a Halloween-style old-lady mask is in custody, facing charges of murder and robbery. San Diego police reported Thursday.
Temperatures will continue to warm through the weekend, cooling early next week. Weak offshore flow will give way to slowly increasing humidity.
TripAdvisor announced Thursday the top cities for pizza in the U.S., and San Diego made the Top 10 list.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced a suite of proposed regulations today intended to improve dockless scooter safety and education.
More than 900,000 San Diego County residents participated in Thursday's Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill to test their level of preparedness for a major temblor.