California: repeat DUI driver Marco Chajon Chamale killed Francisco Hernandez

Marco Chambo DUI killer San Jose CaSan Jose Police:

The San Jose Police Department is investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision which involved a vehicle vs. pedestrian.  On Saturday, February 21, 2015, at approximately 1:46 PM, officers responded to the area of White Road and Mt. Vista Drive on a report of a hit and run traffic collision.
The suspect driver struck two pedestrians (food vendors) who were on the sidewalk and fled the scene.
The pedestrians were transported to a local area hospital and treated for their injuries.  On Sunday February 22, 2015 one of the victims  Francisco Hernandez Juarez, 40, was pronounced deceased at the hospital from his injuries.
The second victim (food vendor) is expected to survive.
The suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Marco Chamale, was arrested moments later after he collided with a parked car.
San Jose Police Traffic Investigations Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation.  Preliminary investigation revealed the suspect Chamale was driving northbound on White Rd and hit a vehicle in a head on collision (non-life threatening injuries).  He did not stop and continued to drive northbound on White Road where he went up on the curb and hit a food vendor cart and the two vendors. Again, the suspect Chamle did not stop and turned eastbound on Mt. Vista Drive where he hit several fences and collided with an unoccupied parked vehicle. The suspect was arrested and transported to a local area hospital and subsequently booked into the Santa Clara County Jail.
It is suspected that alcohol was a factor in the collision.  This was the City’s 7th traffic fatality of 2015.
Anyone with information about this collision is urged to contact The San Jose Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit, at (408) 277-4654. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867), or may visit:, and may be eligible for a reward.

Marco Chajon Chamale reportedly told police he drank 8 beers. Marco Chajon Chamale DUI killer of fruit stand vendor San Jose Police


A convicted drunken driver who told police he had downed eight beers was charged Wednesday with murder in connection with a hit-and-run crash in San Jose that killed a fruit-stand vendor.

Marco Chajon Chamale, 25, was driving on a suspended license and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.15 percent — nearly twice the legal limit — when he plowed into and killed, 40, on the sidewalk at South White Road and Mount Vista Drive on Saturday, authorities said.

Santa Clara County prosecutors opted to file the murder charge on the grounds that Chamale, who was hurt in the crash, acted deliberately without regard for human life. Prosecutors also charged Chamale with numerous counts of hit-and-run and drunken driving as well as driving with a suspended license.

The incident began about 1:45 p.m. Saturday when Chamale drove a 1999 Buick out of the driveway of Vista Liquors on South White Road, crossed the double yellow lines and crashed into a Nissan driven by An Nguyen Thuy Vu, San Jose police said. Vu and a passenger suffered minor injuries. ….MORE

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