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Coachella Woman Makes Bail in DUI Death Case

Sara Valencia Rojas was booked over the weekend into the Indio Jail on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter with intoxication and hit-and-run with death.

A 32-year-old Coachella woman suspected of being intoxicated and running down a senior citizen, then trying to get away, was free on $75,000 bail Wednesday.

Sara Valencia Rojas was booked over the weekend into the Indio Jail on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run with death, following the crash about 5:10 p.m. Saturday, sheriff's records indicate.

Rojas reportedly left the scene of the crash, which occurred as Celia Miranda, 63, also of Coachella, crossed Avenue 49, south of Harrison Street, authorities said.

Peace officers caught up with Rojas on Harrison Street, near Sixth Street; Miranda died at at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, in Indio.

Rojas is due to make her first court appearance Jan. 24 at the Larson Justice Center, in Indio, sheriff's jail records indicate.

Ern Batavia November 29, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Yeah, she's gonna show for her court appearance.....of course, I'm an 0bama voter, so I'm naturally gullible.
Karla November 29, 2012 at 09:41 PM
She should not be free on bail! Or, at the very least, $1M bail, not $75K. Good grief, she committed a felony, murdered someone, and is a danger to other motorists, pedestrians, and herself, with or without a drivers license. She should remain in jail--maybe that would dry her out? Any bets that she'll get another DUI before her court hearing? Let's hope she doesn't injure or kill someone else in the meantime--or after her next "release."

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