Juan Martinez, the 23-year-old accused of fleeing the scene after his car allegedly hopped a curb and fatally struck a pedestrian on Cesar Chavez, admitted to police that he drank "13 or 14" beers before getting behind the wheel on Christmas Eve morning.
Martinez, a San Francisco resident, is facing felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run. He was also allegedly as well as charges of driving with a suspended license and driving while using a cellphone. His bail has been set at $1 million after prosecutors successfully argued that he poses a public safety risk.
It's worth remembering during the sloshy holidays that drinking before driving is never a good option and there are scores of alternative methods to get everyone home safe this weekend.