Man Free On Bail After Suspect DUI Crash Killed Passenger

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IRVINE (AP) — Police say a drunken driver crashed his SUV into a light pole in Orange County during a rainstorm, killing a passenger.

Irvine police Lt. Barry Aninag says Tapu Aniceto Sitagata ran away after Tuesday’s crash and he was arrested about a half-block away.

The Los Angeles Times says the 27-year-old Santa Ana man has been booked for investigation of felony drunken driving and hit-and-run. Sitagata is free on bail.

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