Man killed by suspected drunk driver steps away from DUI checkpoint

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IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. — A male pedestrian was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver while crossing Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach Saturday.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said the man was hit by a vehicle headed westbound between Emory Street and 10th Avenue, just a block away from a DUI checkpoint, at around 12:40 a.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies arrested the driver, identified as 24-year-old Jonathan Rojas, on suspicion of drunk driving and gross vehicular manslaughter.

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