A 45-year-old Santa Ana man has been arrested for second-degree murder and felony hit and run for allegedly driving drunk and killing a pedestrian crossing MacArthur Boulevard Wednesday night without stopping to check on her.
Courtesy of the Santa Ana Police Department Dallas Frank Reichstein III
Dallas Frank Reichstein III is facing a potential murder count because he has a prior DUI conviction, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. Prosecutors have explained in similar cases that people convicted of driving under the influence sign release forms acknowledging they can be charged with murder if they are found responsible for a death caused by DUI. The unidentified pedestrian was crossing north to south mid-block and outside of crosswalks in the area of 1100 W. MacArthur Blvd. around 10:10 p.m. Wednesday when she was clipped by a 2002 Nissan Xterra driven by a man heading west on MacArthur, according to Santa Ana Police.More »