MODESTO, Calif. — The Latest on an off-duty police sergeant killed by a drunk driver (all times local):
The Modesto police sergeant killed after being struck by a car while bicycling near his home has been identified as 38-year-old Mike Pershall.
The Modesto Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2vYRpVy) Pershall had just been promoted to sergeant on Aug. 8.
Modesto Police Chief Galen Carroll says in a video posted on social media that Pershall was killed Tuesday evening.
Perhsall had been with the department since 2012 and before that had served with the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities say 32-year-old Matthew Gibbs of Modesto was arrested at the crash scene and is being held without bail on homicide and DUI charges.
Authorities say a Modesto police sergeant died after being struck by a drunk driver while riding his bicycle on a city street.
Modesto Police Chief Galen Carroll says in a video posted on social media that a sergeant was killed Tuesday evening but did not identify him.
Carroll says the California Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.
CHP spokesman Thomas Olsen tells the Modesto Bee (http://bit.ly/2vf3wuU) the sergeant had been with the department since 2012 and before that had served with the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office. Olsen didn’t release the sergeant’s name.
Olsen says the driver showed signs of intoxication and was arrested on the scene. The car’s driver was not identified.