California: David Palafox killed a pedestrian and fled; tracked down by CHP and charged with DUI felony manslaughter

David Palofox DUI hit and run fatal San Diego County Sheriff Jail March 11, 2018. Courtesy of San Diego Union-Tribune

California: David Palafox killed a pedestrian and fled; tracked down by CHP and charged with DUI felony manslaughter

David Palafox arrested by CHP for DUI felony manslaughter hit and run death of a pedestrian. Photo courtesy of NBC San Diego

From Fox 5 San Diego

David Palafox arrested by CHP for DUI felony manslaughter hit and run death of a pedestrian. Photo courtesy of NBC San Diego. RAN LIKE A YELLOW COWARD

VISTA, Calif. — A man is in custody on suspicion of driving under the influence and fatally hitting a pedestrian before fleeing the scene, a California Highway Patrol official said Saturday.

Authorities arrested David Palafox, 29, of Vista and booked him into the Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of felony manslaughter, driving under the influence, and hit and run, said Mark Latulippe, CHP public information officer.

According to the CHP, at 8:14 p.m. Friday, Palafox was driving his white GMC Sierra truck eastbound at a high rate of speed on Palmyra Drive, approaching Estrelita Drive.

A 51-year-old man was walking across Estrelita Drive near the intersection when Palafox turned his vehicle right and hit him, Latulippe said.

Latulippe said Palafox didn’t stop and fled the scene. Authorities pronounced the unidentified man dead at the scene, Latulippe said.

California Highway Patrol officers and San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies searched for Palafox’s vehicle, finding it parked at a residence less than a quarter-mile from the hit and run scene, Latulippe said.  MORE

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Booking Nbr:
18115391

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Last Name:

PALAFOX
First Name:
DAVID
Middle Name:
MARTIN
Sex:
M
Race/Ethnicity:
H
Date of Birth:
01/19/1989
Age:
29
Hair:
BLK
Eyes:
BRO
Height:
6′ 02″
Weight:
185 lbs.
HOUSING LOCATION
Facility:
Vista Detention Facility
Area/Housing Unit:
S/4
Address:
325 South Melrose Drive
City:
Vista
ARREST INFORMATION
Arrest Agency:
CA Highway Patrol
Date Booked:
03/10/2018
Time Booked:
01:25:30
CASE / CHARGE INFORMATION
Case # Arr Chg Code Section Code Description *CL Court  Court Date Time *ROC  Bail Amount
1 1 187(A) PC MURDER:FIRST DEGREE F NCV 03/13/2018 13:30 Arraign 0
1 2 23153(A) VC DUI:ALC/DRUG:RSLT:BOD INJ F NCV 03/13/2018 13:30 Arraign 0
1 3 23153(B) VC DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT F NCV 03/13/2018 13:30 Arraign 0
1 4 20001(A) VC HIT AND RUN:DEATH/INJURY F NCV 03/13/2018 13:30 Arraign 0
1 5 191.5(A) PC GROSS VEHICLE MANSLAUGHTER F NCV 03/13/2018 13:30 Arraign 0
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