MiamiHerald / A North Miami-Dade man with a record of running red lights and smoking marijuana admitted he was high when he killed a Little Havana senior citizen in a hit-and-run , Miami police say.

Ricardo Gonzalez’s arrest report says the 25-year-old surrendered to police at the Caribe Cafe Restaurant on Wednesday, then laid out how he ran down Hilda Garcia as she crossed Northwest 37th Avenue at Ninth Street and tried to cover up the crime.

He now faces charges of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a crash involving death and attempting to tamper with physical evidence.

Garcia’s birthday is Friday. She would have been 78, her family says.


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