Oxnard Man Accused Of DUI Crash That Killed Bicyclist Released From Jail
Thursday February 17, 2022
Updated--An Oxnard man charged in what the authorities say was a DUI crash that killed a bicyclist is being released from jail without having to post bail.
But the court is requiring 27-year-old Andres Morales to wear what's called a SCRAM, an ankle bracelet that is monitored to make sure he does not use alcohol.
The crash happened Sunday night on Wooley Road east of the “Five Points” intersection in Oxnard.
Police say that Morales was traveling eastbound on Wooley Road at a high rate of speed when he veered onto the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a bicyclist.
The impact caused the bicyclist to be ejected and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Morales was arrested for felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI alcohol causing injury, and driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent.
The DA filed charges of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated with two special allegations of a Serious Felony and a Crime that Involved Great Violence.
Morales pleaded not guilty and denied the special allegations.