Defendant accused of second-degree murder in death of Frankie De La Cruz
A Bakersfield man accused of killing a Taft man in a DUI accident on Highway 119 near Bakersfield is scheduled to go on trial on March 19.
Carlos Bonifacio Garcia is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the July 16, 2017 collision on Highway 119 west of Stine Road that killed Frankie De La Cruz, 25.
Bakersfield Police said Garcia was weaving in and out of traffic in the eastbound lanes when his car crossed into the westbound lanes and hit De la Cruz' truck.
Garcia's license had been suspended for refusing a blood test.
Garcia has pleaded not guilty.
He has been held in jail on $1,050,000 bail since his arrest.