Police release photo of man arrested for deadly DUI crash

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Metro Police released the photo of the man suspected of DUI in the deadly crash that claimed the life of a pedestrian on the Boulder Highway Monday night.

Stephen Howard, 54, is facing charges of DUI, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, and failing to yield to a pedestrian.

A 78-year-old woman was killed as she tried to cross the Boulder Highway near Indios in a marked crosswalk. The crash happened around 8:47 p.m.

According to police, Howard was making a right turn from Indios onto the Boulder Highway and didn’t yield for the pedestrian. He also left the scene of the crash.

Witnesses followed his car to a nearby gas station before he returned to the scene, police said.

This was the 128th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction in 2018.

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