California: Judges gave Jesus Moreno a second chance four times in DUI convictions; now he is charged with DUI murder of David Rosales Rico

Jesus R. Moreno, 4 time DUI driver, charged with murder of pedestrian on Highway 184 Kern County CHP June 4, 2017(KBAK/KBFX photo)

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ONE MILLION DOLLAR BAIL

California: Judges gave Jesus Moreno a second chance four times in DUI convictions; now he is charged with DUI murder of David Rosales Rico

Inmate Name: MORENO, JESUS RODRIGUEZ
Inmate Number: SO2183595
Date of Birth: 05/28/1962
ID Process complete? YES
Inmate Location: Central Receiving Facility
Facility and Visiting Information
Arrest Date/Time: 06/04/17 02:40 AM
Total Bail Amount: $1,010,000.00
Anticipated Release Date: ** PENDING ** WARNING: Release date may be subject to change without notice
Next Hearing Date/Time: 06/07/17 01:30 PM

From Bakersfield.com

An Arvin man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and gross vehicular manslaughter, among other charges, in connection with striking and killing a pedestrian while allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend.

Jesus Rodriguez Moreno, 55, listened to a Spanish language interpreter as a public defender entered the not guilty pleas on his behalf. Judge Colette M. Humphrey set bail at $1 million.

Moreno was arrested Saturday night after being involved in two crashes, one of which killed a pedestrian, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Moreno drove north on Highway 184, north of Buena Vista Boulevard, at about 9:30 p.m. when he drifted onto the right dirt shoulder and hit a telephone pole, officers said.

The impact sheered off the pole and Moreno fled the scene and continued driving north, officers said. Shortly afterward, he again veered to the right and hit a pedestrian, David Rosales Rico, 39, killing him, officers said.

He again fled the scene. Officers followed a fluid trail in the roadway and found Moreno’s vehicle on the right shoulder of Rose Street just south of Center Street, about 1.6 miles from the fatal crash, according to the CHP.

He was arrested after officers determined he was under the influence of alcohol.

Court records show Moreno has at least four other drunken driving convictions. Anyone convicted of drunken driving who again drives under the influence, and someone dies, as a result, can be charged with murder.

Moreno’s next hearing is set for June 15.  MORE

From KBAK/KBFX

A man was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and killing a pedestrian in a collision.

The California Highway Patrol said 55-year-old Jesus R. Moreno, of Arvin, first drifted off Highway 184 on Saturday night and hit a telephone pole.

The CHP said he kept driving, drifted onto the shoulder of the roadway again and hit the pedestrian, 39-year-old David Rosales Rico of Lamont.

Moreno was found sitting in his damaged car a little more than a mile from the fatal collision, the CHP said.

MORENO, JESUS RODRIGUEZ Birth Year: 1962

Case Information: Court Case #: BM819153A Filing Date: 03/14/13 Related Case #: NONE
Arrest Date: 02/23/13
Bail Amount: NO BAIL Bail Status: N/A Bail Type: N/A

Charges/Dispositions
Count Type Code Section Charge Description Charge Disposition Disposition Date
001 M VC 23152(A) ***USE VC 23152(A)>2014*** PLED GUILTY 09/29/15
002 M VC 23152(B) DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT DISM – FURTH. OF JUSTICE 09/29/15
003 M VC 14601.2(A) DRIVE WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED/REVOKED FOR DUI:SPECIFIC VI DISM – FURTH. OF JUSTICE 09/29/15

Sentence Information
JAIL/PRISON 90 DAYS,  
TOTAL CREDIT 0009 TIME SERVED 5 DAYS GOOD BEHAVR 4 DAYS, 
CONFINEMENT LOCATION JAIL  
SUMMARY PROBATION GRANTED FOR 3 YRS,  
CHARGE FINE AMOUNT
VC 23152(A)   2018.00 
FINE TOTALS   2018.00   
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