The man arrested for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 22-year-old motorcyclist Tuesday in Bakersfield, was in court Thursday. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail after driving under the influence four years ago and violating his probation in 2010.
57-year-old Jose Arreyque-Andrade was caught drinking and driving in 2008. He was put on probation for three years. But, he violated the terms of the probation in 2010 by not paying the fine.
The probation was revoked and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was sentenced Thursday to 20 days in jail for that violation. Until Tuesday night's crash, police weren't looking for him because the violation is a misdemeanor.
22-year-old Myron Adolfo Canchan-Barrios was killed in that crash Tuesday night while riding his motorcycle in central Bakersfield at Chester Avenue and 1st Street.
Police say Arreyque-Andrade collided with Barrios in the intersection, then took off after the crash. Police later arrested him at his home.
Supervising Deputy District Attorney Michael Yraceburn could not talk specifically about the case, but he did talk about what happens when someone with a prior DUI gets caught driving without a license, and, in some cases, drinking again.
"They should not be driving unless licensed, insured, and obviously not impaired with any amount of alcohol in their blood system. If they do that, it's a violation of their probation, plain and simple," said Yraceburn.
"They can be sentenced on the original charge. Now some of that, you may spend 20 days in jail. You may have to do work release. You may have to do community service," he continued.
Arreyque-Andrade is facing four charges in connection with Tuesday night's deadly crash, including felony hit and run, vehicle manslaughter without gross negligence and driving on a suspended license. He is scheduled to be back in court Friday afternoon.