Manslaughter case set for March

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A March 27 trial date has been set for a Chula Vista man who left his car on a freeway and caused the death of a man returning home.

David Armando Olvera, 30, pleaded not guilty to charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the death of Gregory Scott, 40, of Spring Valley. Scott was the first driver to hit the abandoned Jeep Cherokee at 2:50 a.m. on June 17, 2017 on Interstate 15 just north of Friars Road.

Olvera is also charged with hit and run with death, and two counts of injuring two other drivers who also crashed into the abandoned car. His attorney said Olvera crashed the car into the median.

Olvera’s blood/alcohol level registered at .21, according to Deputy District Attorney Andrew Aguilar. That blood/alcohol level is close to three times the legal limit.

Olvera told an officer he went into a wooded area and fell asleep. He then walked more than a mile without shoes to his parents’ home. He told California Highway Patrol officers a bearded man he met at a bar actually drove his car, but he had no idea where the man went and did not know his name.

Manslaughter case set for March