Photo: Victor Mow
STOCKTON – Stockton’s former Vice Mayor Victor Mow was arrested on Wednesday night after he, driving under the influence, struck and fatally injured a pedestrian.
The incident occurred just before 8:00 p.m. near Country Club Boulevard and Fontana Avenue. 82-year-old Muhammad Ashraf Butt was struck in the roadway. Arriving medics pronounced him dead.
Investigators determined that the 77-year-old Mow was driving under the influence when he struck the pedestrian. He remained on scene after the incident.
Police booked Mow in San Joaquin County Jail near midnight. He was charged with vehicular manslaughter – 192(C)(1), as well as DUI causing bodily injury – 23153(A), 23153(B).
Mow is currently a commissioner with the Port Authority. He is a retired Board of San Joaquin County Supervisor. He also served for two terms on the Stockton City Council and is also a former Vice Mayor.
By 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning he was released.