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February 2, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Santa Ana man was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and felony hit-and-run driving Sunday after his van broadsided another vehicle, killing a 15-year-old girl. Francisco Hernandez, 26, was eastbound in his Chevrolet Astro on Washington Avenue approaching Bristol Street in Santa Ana when he violated signs prohibiting through traffic and hit a Chevrolet Avalanche about 4 a.m. Sunday, Police Sgt. Mark Strohman said. The Avalanche rolled over, ejecting Sara Morchy of Lake Forest.
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July 28, 2004
A 23-year-old Oxnard man has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run driving after his truck struck and killed a bicyclist, authorities said. Eduardo Figueroa was arrested Sunday shortly after the 3 p.m. incident on C Street in downtown Oxnard involving Pedro Urrutia, 71, police said. Urrutia was taken to St. John's Regional Medical Center where he died of major injuries.
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August 21, 1987
A Canoga Park man convicted of three drunk-driving violations and other traffic offenses has been sentenced to four years in County Jail. Prosecutors said Jeffrey Johnson, 24, was sentenced in Municipal Court Tuesday after pleading no contest in the three drunk-driving cases, as well as to one count each of hit-and-run driving and driving with a suspended license. Johnson was also found to be in violation of probation imposed after three previous drunk-driving convictions.
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May 27, 1988
A 34-year-old Solana Beach man has pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter in the January death of Rancho Santa Fe physician Dr. Anthony Armino. Jeffrey Hinrichs was charged with felony drunken driving and possession of cocaine after he hit Armino, 51, who was riding his bicycle along Highway 101 in Encinitas.
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April 9, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
A bicyclist who was struck by a hit-and-run motorist over the weekend remained in critical but stable condition Sunday, Orange County sheriff's deputies said. The 58-year-old Coto de Caza man was riding on Antonio Parkway about 3 p.m. Saturday when a car veered into the bike lane and hit him. Deputies said the driver of the vehicle and his 4-year-old son fled and were captured about a mile away. Augustin Hernandez Perez, 31, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run driving.
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July 23, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 74-year-old Marina piano teacher who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor hit-and-run driving after his car struck and killed a man was sentenced to give 300 hours of free piano lessons to needy kids. Frank Bruno, who was also fined $1,100, said Thursday that he would never get behind the wheel of a car again and that he grieves over the death of Donald Ostrom, 48, and looks forward to meeting him in heaven. Bruno could have been sentenced to a year in jail.
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