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SMPD Arrests Rogelio Bobadilla, 28, for DUI for Striking and Killing a Pedestrian Sunday

Elderly pedestrian in a marked crosswalk in the intersection of 5th and Arizona

On November 17, 2019 at approximately 12:50 am, a vehicle struck an elderly pedestrian in a marked crosswalk in the intersection of 5th and Arizona.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the red light when he struck the pedestrian. The driver fled the scene prior to officers arriving. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

Witnesses were able to provide officers with detailed information about the vehicle. Additional radio calls came into the Police Department regarding another collision in the area of Lincoln and Olympic possibly involving the suspect's vehicle. Officers arrived and found the vehicle but not the driver. A search of the area was conducted and the driver of the vehicle was located and detained. The driver exhibited signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication. The driver was arrested and transported to Santa Monica Jail.

Rogelio Bobadilla, 28, was booked on 23152(A) and (B) – Driving under the influence of alcohol and with a BAC of .08% or greater, 20002(A) VC – Hit and Run, 20001(A) VC – Hit and Run with Injury or Death and 191.5(A) PC – Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while intoxicated. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

The Traffic Collision investigator will be presenting the case to the Los Angeles District Attorney for filing.


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