California: Joel Guzman-Mena mowed down and killed pedestrian when he drove his pickup onto sidewalk; DUI charged

RIVERSIDE, Calif.  — A man is dead after being struck by a suspected drunken driver in Riverside early Saturday morning, authorities said.

Riverside police officers and firefighters responded to the collision near Crest Avenue and Babb Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

According to witnesses, Joel Guzman-Mena, 18, of Riverside was driving a 1995 Mitsubishi pickup truck north on Crest Avenue. Guzman failed to negotiate a curve, drove onto a sidewalk and struck a 43-year-old man, police said.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead….MORE

Arrest time and date: 07/13/2013 02:30, booking time and date: 07/13/2013 08:11, Booking Number :201331052,

Release date: 07/14/2013,GROSS VEH MANSLTR/INTOX, DUI ALCO/DRUGS W/INJURY, $75,000 bond.