Walnut Creek police announced an arrest in the hit-and-run case which resulted in the death of popular business owner Chung Thuy Lee in the city the evening of October 1.
Arck Marquez Ramirez Jr., 29, of Brentwood, was arrested for allegedly striking Lee as she attempted to cross N. California Boulevard and Civic Drive – then leaving the scene.
Following leads supplied by witnesses and images taken from nearby surveillance cameras, investigators were able to locate the vehicle believed involved in the collision, arresting the driver. The car was impounded by police, they said in a prepared release.
Ramirez was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility with a bail set at $300,000 on the following charges:
CA Penal Code 191.5(a) – Gross Vehicular Manslaughter
CA Vehicle Code 20001(a) – Felony Hit and Run with Injury or Death
The case will be presented to the District Attorney for review and a possible filing of charges, according to police.