Esteysi Izazaga Sanchez, 29, hits and dismembers 69-year-old Jack Ray Tenhulzen on an Oceanside sidewalk, in a hit-and-run while highly intoxicated, Monday.
Unlicensed driver Sanchez, had blood-alcohol levels between .18 and .19 percent, double legal limit of .08, admits to cops she was drinking that night
Sanchez keeps driving a half-mile after hitting Tenhulzen with victim’s body partially inside and detached leg on the trunk of her car, pulls into a cul-de-sac, abandons car and runs home
Charged Wednesday with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run causing death, two other DUI counts and driving without a license
Pled not guilty, held on $1.5 million bail, placed an immigration “hold”
Faces 15 years and six months in state prison
Esteysi Izazaga Sanchez, kept driving after striking a man in a hit-and-run, Monday.
Unlicensed driver, Esteysi Izazaga Sanchez, 29, who allegedly kept driving after striking a man on an Oceanside sidewalk with her Pontiac sedan, severing one of his legs and propelling his body through the windshield and into her passenger seat, pled not guilty Wednesday to charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run causing death.
The prosecutor said 69-year-old Jack Ray Tenhulzen was walking along the 4000 block of Mission Avenue about 6:30 a.m. Monday when Sanchez hit him so hard that it stripped him of some of his clothing.
Esteysi ‘Stacy’ Sanchez, in court for her preliminary hearing
Sanchez kept driving for at least a half-mile with the victim’s body partially inside her car and his detached leg on the trunk of her car before pulling into a cul-de-sac on Magdalena Drive. She abandoned the accident vehicle and the body and fled to her home, a block away. She was arrested by police an hour later. Sanchez still had shards of glass in her hair when she was taken into custody.
Esteysi Sanchez abandoned her car and fled after dragging the body of her victim for a half mile
Two hours after the crash, the suspect had blood-alcohol levels of between .18 and .19 percent, more than twice the legal limit of .08. She admitted to the police that she had been drinking o the night. Deputy District Attorney Aimee McLeod called Sanchez “a great danger to the public.’
In addition to gross vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run, she is charged with two DUI counts and driving without a license. If convicted, she faces 15 years and six months in state prison.
Sanchez, was ordered held on $1.5 million bail. Customs officials have also placed an immigration “hold” on her