DUI suspect who allegedly drove into home, killing 3 sleeping family members released on bail: report

A drunk driving suspect who allegedly crashed into a California home, killing three family members who were asleep in their beds, was released on bail despite pleas from the state highway patrol.

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Ismael Huazo-Jardinez, 33, was allegedly speeding and driving while intoxicated when he slammed into a family’s trailer, killing three people and critically injuring a fourth. The suspect was arrested at the scene, treated for minor injuries and booked into Sutter County Jail on suspicion of DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, a press release said.

Huazo-Jardinez posted bail on Sunday and presumably returned to his home in Yuba City, Calif., authorities said. A California Highway Patrol investigator advocated for no bail or for $1 million bail, but a judge decided on $300,000, The Sacramento Bee reported.

He was previously convicted of reckless driving and had several traffic citations, but no major criminal history, the newspaper reported.

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Jose Alberto Pacheco, 38, Anna Grisalda Pacheco, 34 and their 10-year-old son Angel Alberto Pacheco-Espinoza all were pronounced dead at the scene. A fourth person, the Pacheco’s 11-year-old daughter was left in critical condition and was scheduled to undergo several surgeries on Monday at UC Davis Medical Center Monday, a police spokesperson said.

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report