Suspected DUI Driver Who Fatally Struck Jogger With Work Truck Was On Probation for Previous DUI - NBC 7 San Diego

Suspected DUI Driver Who Fatally Struck Jogger With Work Truck Was On Probation for Previous DUI

The truck involved in the crash was tied to a plumbing business

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    Suspected DUI Driver Kills Jogger in Lakeside

    The crash happened Monday evening along Woodside Avenue. NBC 7's Liberty Zabala reports from Lakeside.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018)

    A man suspected of driving drunk in his work truck and hitting a jogger and killing her in Lakeside Monday was on probation for a previous DUI offense, according to court records.

    California Highway Patrol officials say Michael Woodfill, 46, of Santee, was driving along North Woodside Avenue east of Riverford Road at around 6:40 p.m. when he lost control and struck the jogger.

    CHP Officer Travis Garrow said Woodfill drifted off the road and hit a chain link fence before he swerved across lanes and hit the jogger. His truck continued down an embankment and overturned.

    The victim, identified Tuesday as 41-year-old Susana Gotell of Santee, was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital where she later died. Woodfill was arrested at the scene on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

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    According to court documents, Woodfill was charged with DUI after he was caught driving with a blood-alcohol content level of .29 in 2015, more than three times the legal limit.

    Woodfill is facing murder charges.

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