Paso Robles man arrested for vehicular manslaughter
Alexander Paul Gonzales, 22, of Paso Robles was arrested in connection with a Los Osos car accident on Wednesday at 5:07 p.m. that left 18-year-old Jackson Garland of Los Osos dead, the California Highway Patrol reports.
Gonzales was released from Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail this afternoon. The charges against Gonzales include gross vehicle manslaughter while intoxicated. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Garland was killed on South Bay Boulevard in Los Osos when he was hit head-on by Gonzales, who was driving in the wrong lane, CHP reports. Garland was pronounced dead at the scene and Gonzales taken to the hospital.
Garland was in a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier driving south near Turri Road when Gonzales, driving a black Dodge Charger in the southbound lane, hit him, the report says. Garland just recently graduated from San Luis Obispo High School.
Another driver, Dale Kinney, 52, of Los Osos, was struck by Gonzales. He was uninjured.