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DUI Death Case Kicked Back to Cops

Sara Valencia Rojas, of Coachella, is out on $75,000 bail in connection with the case.

A 32-year-old Coachella woman set for arraignment Thursday in a DUI vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run case did not have to appear in court because the case is on hold, authorities said.

Sara Valencia Rojas is out on $75,000 bail in connection with the death of Celia Miranda, 63, also of Coachella Nov. 25.

Rojas was booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run with death.

However, a complaint had yet to be filed Thursday and Riverside County District Attorney information officer John Hall told Patch the case was sent back to the sheriff's department for further investigation.

Rojas allegedly left the scene of the crash, which occurred as Miranda 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.

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Mike January 26, 2013 at 07:16 AM
how can you let this one go you morons.

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