A 55-year-old man was charged Tuesday with an allegedly alcohol-fueled hit-and-run collision that killed a pedestrian at a bus stop in Santa Ana.
Juan Venicio Gallardo of Anaheim was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, hit and run with permanent and serious injury, all felonies, as well as a misdemeanor count of driving on a suspended or revoked license.
Gallardo also faces sentencing enhancements for fleeing the scene of a vehicular manslaughter and inflicting great bodily injury on the victim.
Gallardo did not enter a plea at his arraignment Tuesday in the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana and was ordered held without bail. He is scheduled for arraignment Oct. 6 in the Central Justice Center.
The victim in the case was only identified as Raul G. Authorities have not yet released the full name because they have not yet notified all of his relatives.
The criminal complaint also alleges unsafe speed and unsafe turning movement.
Police were called just before 5 p.m. Sunday to a bus stop near 1500 S. Fairview St., where the victim was injured by a hit-and-run driver, according to police. The injured man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead Monday, police said.
Police said the driver who struck the pedestrian left the scene, but was arrested a short time later.
Gallardo has a pending case of drunken driving in Santa Ana. He was accused of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or more on March 29, 2021, according to the complaint.