LAPD: Arrest Made In Fatal Pacific Palisades Hit-And-Run

LOS ANGELES ( — An arrest has been made in the fatal hit-and-run of a 23-year-old recent UCLA graduate, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Michael Vuong, 66, was arrested Thursday evening and booked for vehicular manslaughter. The Palms resident is being held on $100,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

David Pregerson was fatally struck on Dec. 27 on Chautauqua Boulevard, north of Borgos Place in the Pacific Palisades.

“The driver of the car drove off after the collision, failing to stop, render aid, or identify themselves,” officials said.

The victim was later found in the brushes off Chautauqua around 3:20 a.m. that day.

Pregerson, who was an aspiring film producer and the son of U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson, later died from his injuries on Dec. 31.

A $100,000 reward was offered by the L.A. City Council and the victim’s family in March. Its unclear if any tips led to Vuong’s arrest.

Pregerson was the son of U.S. District Court Judge Dean Pregerson and the grandson of U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Harry Pregerson.


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