SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Sentencing was postponed Wednesday to March 4 for an Iraq War veteran who took off after hitting a female transient in the middle of Interstate 5 near downtown San Diego.
Sandro Garcia, 33, pleaded guilty in November to a felony charge of hit-and-run causing death. He is expected to be placed on probation.
Deputy District Attorney Lucy Yturralde said Garcia struck 51-year-old Sara Basile -- also known as Patricia McNally -- shortly after midnight last June 19. The prosecutor said Garcia drove to his aunt's home, where he drank alcohol and waited an hour before calling police.
Yturralde said damage to Garcia's car was significant, including a cracked windshield and front-end damage.
Garcia -- a West Point graduate -- didn't have a cellphone when the accident occurred, so he drove to his aunt's house nearby before notifying authorities, according to his attorney.
The former Army captain served from May 2005 to September 2010, according to his LinkedIn page.
San Diego State has suspended one of its fraternities, the university announced in a statement late Friday.
Gun owners had the chance to trade in unwanted firearms for gift cards or skateboards on Saturday, no questions asked, at a gun "buy back" event in southeastern San Diego.
Warm and dry conditions are expected to last through Saturday. Gusty northeast winds in the mountains and valleys are expected to increase the risk of fire danger in the region.
A blessing… That is exactly what Kelly Muno is calling what happened to her son on Friday afternoon. ...
The University of Southern California will pay $215 million in an "agreement in principle" to patients treated by Dr. George Tyndall, a campus gynecologist who has been accused of sexual assault by hundreds of women.
A San Diego Harbor Police vehicle was involved in a crash with a bicyclist early today, officers said.
We all know that San Diego is one of the greatest cities in America for craft beer, but according to a new study by Delphi Behavioral Group, residents of America's Finest City spend over $1,100 a year on alcohol.
If you want to vote in the Nov. 6 Gubernatorial General Election, you should register by Monday, Oct. 22. If you miss the deadline, you may still conditionally register and vote provisionally through Election Day but you will have to register in person at the Registrar of Voters office in Kearny Mesa.