Alameda County prosecutors said yesterday they aren't yet filing charges against an alleged drunk driver who killed a mother and her baby in a crash in Livermore on Saturday night.
However, prosecutors said they are still reviewing the potential case against 35-year-old Brian Jones of Livermore and could still file charges against him at a later time.
Jones, who was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI, had tentatively been scheduled to be arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court in Pleasanton at 9 a.m. Tuesday but his potential arraignment was postponed until May 28, prosecutors said.
Livermore police allege that Jones lost control of his car while driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed into an apartment complex in the 900 block of Murrieta Boulevard just before 6:50 p.m. Saturday and killed 46-year-old Esperanza Morales-Rodriguez of Seaside and her 14-month-old daughter Ulidia Perez-Morales.
Officer Ryan Sanchez said Jones was allegedly speeding on Murrieta Boulevard when he lost control of the vehicle. The mother and daughter were walking on a paved path between the sidewalk and an apartment complex when Jones' vehicle struck them, Sanchez said.
Morales-Rodriguez and her daughter were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said debris from the crash struck two boys, who were taken to a hospital and were listed in stable condition.
Jones is free on $350,000 bail.