California: David Palafox killed a pedestrian and fled; tracked down by CHP and charged with DUI felony […]
The car’s driver, Jonathan Eduardo Garcia-Avila, 21, of Cathedral City was arrested Wednesday at a hospital, where he was treated for injuries suffered in the crash that killed passengers Osvaldo Ramirez, 21, of Cathedral City and Tierra Reagins, 18, of Palm Springs
A deputy at the scene wrote in the arrest records, “Sgarlata had slurred speech with a heavy odor of alcohol coming from his breath. Sgarlata was unsteady on his feet and was found with his pants unbuckled and shirt unbuttoned. Mr. Sgarlata admitted to drinking 5 glasses of wine before the crash.”
On Friday, as he pleaded guilty, he told the judge that was “the best way to put all this behind us.”
But that’s not so simple a task for the victims family.
“[I] just take it a day at a time, and just kind of see what they would want me to do,” said Leia Wrenn’s daughter Tonya Adkins outside the Leesburg courthouse Friday morning.