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Accused drunk driver had past run-ins with police

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CHULA VISTA (CBS 8) - Chula Vista police are planning a bedside arraignment for a man accused of being drunk, stealing a car, then hitting and killing a bicyclist.

Flowers and markers are placed at the site where David Voigt, 44, was hit and killed on Monday in Chula Vista on East J Street and Dennis Avenue.

The suspect, Michael Dominic Reyes, 29, is in the hospital recovering from a broken pelvis, lacerated liver and fractured bones.

Police say Reyes admitted he had been drinking. Officers also say the Nissan Maxima Reyes crashed was reported stolen out of National City on Monday and Reyes stole insurance papers from another Nissan four blocks east of the crash site.

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Court records show Reyes is currently on probation with a long criminal history. In 2004, he was charged with misdemeanor theft and in 2007 he spent 120 days in jail for misdemeanor possession of a vandalism device. Also in 2007 Reyes was charged with misdemeanor leaving the scene of accident.

In 2009, Reyes was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and in 2010 he spent 240 days in jail for felony vehicle theft. A year later in 2011, records show Reyes a year in jail for felony vehicle theft and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license.

In January of this year Reyes was convicted for possession of crystal methamphetamine and is currently on probation for that crime.

The victim's co-workers say Voigt was a loyal employee working in customer service for Sweetwater Authority since 2004.

"He was a very kind generous person. It's a really sad day around our offices," said co-worker Leslie Payne.

The flags at Sweetwater Authority are at half staff to honor Voigt who rode his bicycle a little more than three miles to work and home everyday.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and that he will be missed here at the agency," said Payne.

An assistant with the District Attorney's Office say Reyes' arraignment has been moved to Friday and if he still in the hospital it will be at his bedside. Reyes faces multiple felony charges including vehicular manslaughter.

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