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Nicholas Ramirez, 28, facing murder charges after striking, killing pedestrian William Gerling, 65, at bus stop on Orange and Third avenues in Chula Vista, California
Witnesses told police the driver had several collisions in a parking lot after leaving a bar.
When someone confronted the driver about the smaller collisions, the man sped off at a high rate of speed, witnesses told police.
The driver accused of first degree murder for allegedly striking and killing a homeless man resting on a bus stop bench in Chula Vista, has previously been arrested four times for driving under the influence.
William Gerling, 65, was sitting at the bus stop near Orange and Third avenues at 6:46 p.m. when a vehicle jumped a curb and slammed into the bench. Gerling suffered an amputated leg and died later at a nearby hospital.
Now 28, Ramirez is charged with first-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, hit and run, and other charges stemming from the crash that killed William Gerling.