Driver Arrested Faces Vehicular Manslaughter Charge for Death of a Bicyclist
Photo: car involved
SAN PABLO — A driver arrested for vehicular manslaughter is being held in custody in lieu of $100,000 bond. The suspect is believed responsible for the death of a 68-year-old man who was bicycling after midnight.
Patrol officers responded May 7 at 12:16 a.m. to a hit-and-run collision involving a car and a bicycle. The victim was found lying in the intersection of Rumrill Boulevard and 19 th Street.
Officers attempting to save the victim provided first aid. However, the victim succumbed to severe injuries, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver believed responsible fled from the area before officers arrived. However, the car involved was recorded on video by a surveillance camera. Detectives determined the suspect vehicle, a Nissan Sentra, belongs to Jesse Dubois, 30 of Richmond.
Later the same day, Dubois was located and arrested at 1:55 p.m., at his Richmond residence on Market Avenue. The suspect vehicle was also located with damage consistent with being involved in the collision. It matches the car vehicle involved that was recorded by the camera.
Dubois was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility, where he remains housed. He presently faces charges for vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run.
In a prepared statement San Pablo police said. “Alcohol and/or drug use has not been ruled out as contributing factors.”
This investigation remains active. Anyone with information can call the San Pablo Police Department Investigations Division at 510-215-3150.