TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a California man had a blood-alcohol level over twice the legal limit when he hit and killed three members of a family with his car.
Stanislaus County Assistant District Attorney Carol Shipley said 28-year-old Luis Miguel Cruz pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three counts of murder, three counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and fatal hit-and-run.
Shipley says her office isn't releasing further details on Cruz's blood-alcohol content. The legal limit in California is .08 percent.
Superior Court Judge Nan Cohan Jacobs set bail at $4.5 million.
Turlock police say Cruz was speeding on Saturday when he hit 20-year-old Julia Flores, her 4-year-old son, Brian, and her 47-year-old mother-in-law, Elena Flores.
Julia Flores' 2-year-old daughter was walking with the family but wasn't injured.