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.
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Authorities Friday released the name of a lawman who opened fire on an assault suspect who allegedly charged him with a machete over his head in a busy intersection near Grossmont Center mall.
Law enforcement agencies across San Diego County are planning to crack down on drunken driving over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
A two vehicle crash left one person critically injured Friday in Emerald Hills, according to authorities.
Some of the smartest high school students in San Diego County will be in Atlanta this weekend competing in the National Quiz Bowl Championship.
Californians Aware, a statewide group that advocates for government transparency, Friday expressed concern over a soon-to-take- effect San Diego Unified School District policy to delete most emails after one year.
Millions of Southern Californians will be taking to the roads and airways Friday as the Memorial Day travel crunch goes into high gear, and the large crowds will likely test the patience of motorists and airline passengers.