A preliminary hearing is set for Alan Mabrey, who's accused in the hit-and-run death of 24-year-old Emily Dowdy at a crosswalk in Pacific Beach in February.

Prosecutors say Mabrey was drunk at the time and walked to a fast food restaurant to eat afterwards instead of calling for help.

They also say Mabrey is no stranger to DUI arrests, having accumulated five of them in Texas.

If convicted, Mabrey could face 22 years to life in prison.