The suspected driver in a fatal Encinitas hit-and-run crash who was arrested and then released has been re-arrested and will face a judge Wednesday, authorities said.
Joseph Ricardo Fernandez, 46, of Carlsbad was first arrested days after the April 10 crash. Authorities had to release him when prosecutors declined to press charges within a three-day holding limit.
Encinitas sheriff's deputies arrested him again on Monday, according to San Diego County Sheriff's Department records.
About 1 a.m. on April 10, a dark Dodge truck struck a bicyclist in the 1200 block of North Coast Highway and didn't stop, authorities said. The bicyclist, Jim Swarzman, 47, of Encino, died hours later at a hospital.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Dumanis finally gets around to charging hit-and-run driver
It's about time. Good thing he didn't run.