Man killed by motorist who plowed into a taco stand in Pomona is identified as a homeless man who was taking the day off from his day job as an electrician.
A motorist who plowed into a taco stand in Pomona was allegedly high on meth, but a court hearing Tuesday, August 28, 2015, ended with a deadlock over the fate of the man’s civil rights and the motorist’s liability for the crime of assault.
On August 28, 2015, a motorist who plowed into a taco stand in Pomona was reportedly high on meth. The motorist, who was reportedly high on meth, is presumed to have been in a drug induced rage at a time when he should have been at work. He was driving a car that was not properly registered, and when the police pulled him over he was driving with the wrong license plates. The motorist was charged with assault, but at a preliminary hearing held by the El Cajon Police Court, they did not find a driver’s license issued to him.
In a decision read out Tuesday before a judge and a jury, Judge Raul Quijano said he felt the driver of the car was not an appropriate subject for a criminal sentence and recommended he serve jail time instead of the term the motorist was originally facing. The motorist is not the same man that was reported to be high on meth earlier that day, but his name was given as James L. Brown. This is Mr. Brown’s first hearing in court and he was represented by an attorney from the Public Defender’s Office.
The court also denied Mr. Brown’s request to dismiss the charge against him of assault without injury, a decision that has not yet been appealed. Mr. Brown is the man who was reported to have been high on meth earlier that day.
Mr. Brown’s attorney, Jennifer M. Schaffner told The Daily News on Wednesday that his client was high on drugs the entire time he was in the car.
“He was high to the point where he couldn’t do his job even in his best days,” Ms. Schaffner said. “He was just so far gone on drugs he couldn’t stay in