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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Yet Another Postponement of Hearing Date on Malibu City Employee Hit-and-Run Case

BY BILL KOENEKER


The hearing date for a municipal employee, who allegedly hit a bicyclist on Pacific Coast Highway was once again continued, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
Robert S. Sanchez, who is out on $100,000 bail, had a court date this week to set a preliminary hearing date, which was continued to July 19.
The accident took place almost a year ago, when Sanchez allegedly hit two bicyclists, who were riding in an organized event on PCH.
Rodrigo “Rod” Armas, 45, died of his injuries. His son, Christian, 15, was seriously injured.
Sanchez pled not guilty to three counts, which include gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence and failure to stop after an accident involving an injury.
According to official law enforcement reports, Sanchez allegedly fled the scene of the accident and was subsequently found hiding in the vicinity, at which point he was picked up and taken into custody by Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies.
Sanchez is a record clerk in the planning department of the City of Malibu.

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