Motorcyclist killed by DUI driver on I-80 in Richmond

Saturday, May 13, 2017
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RICHMOND, Calif. -- California Highway Patrol say they were on patrol just before 2:00 a.m. Saturday and came across a Toyota Highlander going about 100 miles per hour on I-80 near Cutting Boulevard.

Officers tried to stop the car when it suddenly hit a motorcycle and kept driving. A brief chase ensued but police eventually caught up to the Toyota and pulled the driver over.

When police asked the driver to identify himself they discovered that the driver was intoxicated.

31-year-old Kevin Mauricio Paredes-Orozco of Suisun City now faces multiple charges including vehicular manslaughter, DUI, hit and run and reckless driving.

The motorcyclist died at the scene and has not been identified.