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Chino Hills Man Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter in Pomona

Posted by Courtney Pilchmann | Jul 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rick Krujin Lee, 25, of Chino Hills was arrested after striking a bicyclist in Pomona. Police arrested Lee for vehicular manslaughter and DUI causing death and he is currently being held on $100,000 bail.

According to law enforcement, Lee was traveling down Garey Avenue in a white 335i BMW at about 2:30 a.m. when the car struck the bicyclists. The victim is described as a man in his 40s or 50s and was hit from behind by Lee. Further, upon police questioning, Lee admitted to drinking alcohol prior to getting behind the wheel of the car.

It appears this may be the first driving under the influence charge for Lee, because in California, a person can be charged with 2nd Degree Murder if after being convicted of a prior DUI they commit a second driving under the influence of alcohol and kill someone. It must also be pointed out that there were no indication if Lee was actually over the legal limit when arrested.

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Courtney Pilchman is a certified criminal law specialist who was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She pr...

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