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October 31, 1986 | TERRY PRISTIN and RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writers
A vehicular manslaughter charge will be filed against a fired RTD driver whose bus turned over on the Hollywood Freeway, fatally injuring a passenger, prosecutors said Thursday. The misdemeanor complaint will be filed today when the driver, Shirley Jean Riojas, 26, is scheduled to be arraigned in Los Angeles Municipal Court, according to Los Angeles city attorney's spokesman Mike Qualls. The charge carries a maximum one-year jail sentence upon conviction.
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October 31, 1986 | TERRY PRISTIN and RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writers
A vehicular manslaughter charge will be filed against a fired RTD driver whose bus turned over on the Hollywood Freeway, fatally injuring a passenger, prosecutors said Thursday. The misdemeanor complaint will be filed today when the driver, Shirley Jean Riojas, 26, is scheduled to be arraigned in Los Angeles Municipal Court, according to Los Angeles city attorney's spokesman Mike Qualls. The charge carries a maximum one-year jail sentence upon conviction.
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August 5, 1986
A spokesman for the Southern California Rapid Transit District said it will test the speedometer on the bus that flipped on the Hollywood Freeway Thursday, injuring 27. The bus driver, Shirley Jean Riojas, has said she was confused about her speed because the speedometer was was not working. The California Highway Patrol said its investigation would not include a test of the speedometer, and that speedometers are not required on such buses by law.
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September 6, 1986
Shirley Jean Riojas, the 26-year-old trainee driver whose Southern California Rapid Transit District bus overturned on the Hollywood Freeway on July 31, was charged Friday with a traffic infraction--making an unsafe turn. Mike Qualls, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office, said the fired driver is to appear in Traffic Court on Sept. 26 and could be fined up to $100.
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June 1, 1988
A woman whose 8-month-old baby apparently strangled on a seat belt after being left alone in a car warned other parents "never to assume your child is too safe" and said she never meant to neglect her daughter. "I guess I'm guilty of neglect to an extent, but I didn't intend to neglect her," Shirley Jean Riojas, 27, of Richmond told the Oakland Tribune.
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September 27, 1986 | ROXANE ARNOLD, Times Staff Writer
An RTD driver whose bus ran over a 55-year-old man in the Los Feliz area earlier this month, fatally injuring him, will be arraigned next week on charges of vehicular manslaughter and hit-run driving, the Los Angeles city attorney's office said Friday. Cathy Stanley Miles, 38, faces a maximum of one year in jail on each of the charges and a possible $10,000 fine. Southern California Rapid Transit District officials said they had no comment on the case.
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September 28, 1986 | ROXANE ARNOLD, Times Staff Writer
An RTD driver whose bus ran over a 55-year-old man in the Los Feliz area earlier this month, fatally injuring him, will be arraigned on charges of vehicular manslaughter and hit-run driving, the Los Angeles city attorney's office said Friday. Bus driver Cathy Stanley Miles, 38, faces a maximum of one year in jail on each of the charges and a possible $10,000 fine. Southern California Rapid Transit District officials said they had no comment on the case.
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April 29, 1987 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
An RTD driver whose bus overturned on the Hollywood Freeway last summer was fined and ordered to do community service at an institute for the blind after pleading no contest Tuesday to a vehicular manslaughter charge stemming from the death of a passenger. Shirley Jean Riojas, 26, of Santa Monica, who could have faced a maximum penalty of one year in jail, entered her plea as her trial was about to begin before Los Angeles Municipal Court Commissioner Robert Sandoval.
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August 12, 1986 | DEBORAH HASTINGS, Times Staff Writer
An RTD bus driver suspected of deliberately ramming his bus into a car while driving under the influence of drugs was released from County Jail on Monday pending further investigation of the incident. Michael Pierre Mitchell, 33, was arrested Saturday by Sierra Madre police on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
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August 9, 1986 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
The rookie driver of a Southern California Rapid Transit District bus that overturned last week on the Hollywood Freeway, injuring 27 people, is being fired because district officials determined that she had tested positive for drug use. RTD spokesman Marc Littman said Friday that Shirley Jean Riojas, 26, who had not yet qualified as a full-time driver, will be dismissed, but he would not disclose when or for what reason.
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August 1, 1986 | DAVID HOLLEY and JACK JONES, Times Staff Writers
Nearly 30 people were injured Thursday afternoon when a Southern California Rapid Transit District bus with a rookie driver at the wheel struck a curb on the northbound Hollywood Freeway and overturned, blocking all four lanes. Twenty-seven people on the bus were treated at the scene by Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics, and 21 of them went to hospitals, including the driver. Five were reported in serious condition.
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