Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
DRUNK DRIVER CONVICTED OF MURDER FOR KILLING MAN BY CRASHING INTO HIM WHILE SPEEDING ON LOCAL ROADS
On August 29, 2005, Perez got into his green truck after drinking multiple beers and driving at speeds of almost 100 miles per hour on the 91 Freeway. The defendant had a blood alcohol level of .19 percent. Multiple drivers on the freeway called 9-1-1 to report the defendant’s dangerous driving, which included speeding, swerving around other cars, using the shoulder lane to pass other vehicles, and weaving through traffic.
After exiting the freeway, Perez continued to speed on local roads, and was driving approximately 70 miles per hour on
Perez, whose car also crashed, got out of his car and attempted to flee the scene, but witnesses to the crash chased after him until he got tired of running and eventually gave up.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Cameron Talley of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.