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Pleasanton woman arrested after fatal crash in San Lorenzo Monday night

Authorities allege 30-year-old was under influence of drugs when she hit parked car, killing other driver

A Pleasanton motorist was arrested Monday night for being under the influence of drugs after a crash in San Lorenzo that killed a Sunnyvale man.

The California Highway Patrol reported that the crash occurred on southbound I-88e 0 north of Paseo Grande just before 10 p.m. when Pleasanton resident Michelle Biala, 30, made an unsafe turn off the right lane and on to the shoulder.

Biala's vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet, struck a parked Toyota Prius.

The driver of the Prius, Steven Lin, 38, of Sunnyvale, was transported to Eden Medical Center, where he was declared dead.

Biala, who suffered a fractured arm in the crash, was arrested after CHP officers determined that she was driving while under the influence of drugs.

She was booked into Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence, with initial bail set at $175,000.

She is scheduled for arraignment today in the Hayward Hall of Justice.

— Bay City News Service

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