A motorcyclist struck and killed by a suspected drunken driver in Riverside was identified Tuesday as a 55-year-old Corona resident.
James Maloney was fatally injured about 2 a.m. Sunday on Indiana Avenue, near Van Buren Boulevard.
According to Riverside police Sgt. Ryan Wilson, Maloney was driving his Harley Davidson westbound on Indiana when 52-year-old Gordon Richard Longhitano, at the wheel of a Ford pickup truck, allegedly ran into the back of the Harley, causing the victim to be hurled onto the pavement.
Longhitano stopped and remained at the scene as police officers and paramedics arrived, Wilson said. Paramedics pronounced Maloney dead 20 minutes later.
Wilson said officers questioned the suspect and determined he was allegedly under the influence of alcohol.
Longhitano was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence resulting in injuries. He was booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside but posted $75,000 bail and was released Monday.
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