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Homeless Man Killed by Driver Suspected of DUI


SAN FRANCISCO – On Sunday, a homeless man was killed by a driver suspected of driving drunk who crashed into an encampment off a San Francisco freeway off-ramp, according to the authorities.

CHP said that officers responded to the incident around 1:09 a.m. and found a transient had been struck by the driver of a Toyota 4-Runner who failed to navigate the curve of the westbound Fifth Street exit. The victim and many other people were sleeping at the homeless encampment when the silver SUV came crashing through the guardrail and into the man’s tent.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

27-year-old Jaime Juarez who was the suspect, was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence.

San Francisco police also responded to the accident which will be investigated by the CHP, according to Officer Eric Anderson.

All lanes of the westbound Fifth Street off-ramp were closed for almost 2 hours but were opened again to traffic around 3:51 a.m.

News Source: www.MercuryNews.com

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Aaron Bortel is a Lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s been a Criminal Defense attorney for over 25 years whose practice is dedicated exclusively to DUI law. He has offices in Marin County and San Francisco and defends his clients in all Bay Area Courts and at DMV.