Police: Driver Fiddling With Bluetooth When He Fatally Struck Pedestrian
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A driver police say was fiddling with his Bluetooth wireless headset when he fatally struck a pedestrian faces a possible vehicular manslaughter charge.
Gregory Andrew Fein, 40, of Chino Hills, was arrested Tuesday in the April 11 death of Aurelio Polanco, 65, Los Angeles police said.
Investigating officers said that Fein was driving north on Echo Park Avenue about 9:40 a.m. a week ago Wednesday when he struck Polanco near Lucretia Avenue.
In California, drivers are banned from talking on handheld phones, forcing them to use wireless devices like Bluetooth wireless headsets.
Fein was being held at $50,000. Prosecutors in the District Attorney’s Office will decide if Fein should be charged in the death.