Drunken 25-Year Old With Blood On Vehicle Arrested At DUI Checkpoint, Linked To Deadly Pedestrian Hit & Run

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A DUI checkpoint in Lancaster yielded a drunken 25-year-old man and a link to a deadly pedestrian hit-and-run when officers noticed blood on the vehicle. The driver, sidro Peralta of Littlerock, was booked Saturday, according to police, "on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, felony hit-and-run, and felony driving under the influence," reports the Daily News.

Peralta was stopped at a drunken driving and license checkpoint near Avenue J and Genoa Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Friday. Deputies noticed blood on the bumper and the shattered windshield of his 1996 Ford Mustang, which also had a broken headlight, Tokar said.

Deputies found a man dead on 10th Street West near Avenue J-8 while retracing Peralta's earlier route. The victim's name was not immediately available.