Hearing set for suspect in drunken driving case that left two dead
After his arraignment last week, a preliminary hearing for the suspect in the drunken driving case that left husband and wife Kelvin, 54, and Demetria Dorsey, 50, dead was set for Jan. 20.
According to the police reports, two LAPD officers witnessed the suspect, Jorge Alberto Molina, race through a red light on Van Ness Avenue without stopping, just before midnight on New Year’s Eve, as he sped west on Florence Avenue.
The officers reportedly activated their emergency lights and siren, but the suspect did not stop, nor were police sure that he ever heard them. Moments later, the driver sped through the intersection of Florence Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, where his Geo Prism crashed into the Dorsey’s black Infiniti SUV, which was headed south on Crenshaw Boulevard. The impact caused the SUV to roll over and strike a power pole, where it came to rest upside down.
The victims had to be cut from their vehicle. Kelvin was pronounced dead at the scene. Demetria, the driver, was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. Molina suffered only minor injuries.
The memorial service for the Dorseys was held on Saturday.
Police said Molina, a 27-year-old male Hispanic, fled the scene but collapsed nearby. They reportedly established that Molina was under the influence of alcohol. The suspect was booked at 77th Street Division on two counts of murder.
LAPD Detective Charles Martin said the officers had just begun pursuit of Molina when the accident occurred. “They hadn’t even gotten up to him,” said Detective Martin. “He didn’t even know they were following him.”
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On June 29, 1996, Jesus Lopez Gonzalez allegedly ran a red light on Main Street at Adams Boulevard in a 1989 Dodge Ram pickup about 2:10 a.m. and slammed into a 1996 Volkswagen GTI, killing Thomas Gibson, 23, Faustino Sanchez, 23, and Friedrich Allmendinger, 22, Los Angeles police Officer Bruce Borihanh said.
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LOS ANGLES, Calif.—Residents can safely dispose of unused and expired medications at participating police and sheriff’s stations on Saturday, authorities said today.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles Police Department will hold disposal stations as part of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take-Back Day.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A Los Angeles police sergeant arrested Sunday on suspicion of breaking into a woman’s home is on paid leave today, pending an investigating.
San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies arrested Lucien Daigle, 44, of Highland, Sunday evening not far from the woman’s home in the 8900 block of Tres Lagos Drive near Redlands, sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Morrison said.
The woman, who was not identified, told deputies she came home from walking her dogs, found her back door open and a man inside, Morrison said.
SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in a starring role for the first time since he took office, as filming started today in Nevada and New Mexico for his new Western, “The Last Stand.”
The star plays a former Los Angeles Police Department officer who ends up sheriff of a small border town after a botched operation, according to Lionsgate. He must take on a drug kingpin who escapes the FBI and flees for Mexico, heading straight for the town.