She kept driving: Esteysi Sanchez who killed a man and kept driving in Oceanside California DUI claims she did not know the dangers of drinking and driving: She was unlicensed, blood alcohol double legal limit – victim identified

Esteysi Izazaga Sanchez, 29,  hits and dismembers 69-year-old Jack Ray Tenhulzen on an Oceanside sidewalk, in a hit-and-run while highly intoxicated, Monday.   

Unlicensed driver Sanchez,  had blood-alcohol levels between .18 and .19 percent, double legal limit of .08, admits to cops she was drinking that night

Sanchez keeps driving a half-mile after  hitting Tenhulzen with victim’s body partially inside and detached leg on the trunk of her car, pulls into a cul-de-sac, abandons car and runs home

Charged Wednesday with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run causing death, two other DUI counts and driving without a license

Pled not guilty, held on $1.5 million bail,  placed an immigration “hold”

Faces 15 years and six months in state prison 

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Esteysi Izazaga Sanchez,  kept driving after striking a man in a hit-and-run, Monday.

Unlicensed driver, Esteysi Izazaga Sanchez, 29, who allegedly kept driving after striking a man on an Oceanside sidewalk with her pontiac sedan, severing one of his legs and propelling his body through the windshield and into her passenger seat, pled not guilty Wednesday tocharges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run causing death.
The prosecutor said 69-year-old Jack Ray Tenhulzen was walking along the 4000 block of Mission Avenue about 6:30 a.m. Monday when Sanchez hit him so hard that it stripped him of some of his clothing.

esteysi izazaga sanchez7Esteysi ‘Stacy’Sanchez, in court for her preliminary hearing

Sanchez kept driving for at least a half-mile with the victim’s body partially inside her car and his detached leg on the trunk of her car before pulling into a cul-de-sac on Magdalena Drive. She abandoned the accident vehicle and the body and fled to her home, a block away. She was arrested by police an hour later. Sanchez still had shards of glass in her hair when she was taken into custo

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Esteysi Sanchez  abandoned her car and fled after dragging the body of her victim for a half mile

Two hours after the crash, the suspect had blood-alcohol levels of between .18 and .19 percent , more tna twice the legal limit of .08. She admitted to the police that she had been drinking o the  night. Deputy District Attorney Aimee McLeod called Sanchez “a great danger to the public.’
In addition to gross vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run, she is charged with two DUI counts and driving without a license. If convicted, she faces 15 years and six months in state prison.


Sanchez, was ordered held on $1.5 million bail.  Customs officials have also placed an immigration “hold” on he

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