UPDATE: Felony Charges Filed on DUI Driver that Struck 13 Year Old Boy
Tahnee Lightfoot, Media Contact
UPDATE: On August 27, 2019, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed the following felony charges:
23153(a) – DUI causing great bodily injury
23153(b) – DUI with a BAC of 0.08% or greater causing great bodily injury
Carone's bail was increased to $200,000.00.
The 13 year old victim remains in critical condition.
Glendale, CA: On August 23, 2019 at 7:53 p.m., Glendale officers responded to Glorietta Park (2801 Verdugo Rd) regarding a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.
Preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the 2009 Subaru BRZ was traveling south bound Verdugo in the #1 lane and failed to stop for the 13 year old pedestrian in the marked crosswalk. A witness said she saw the pedestrian lights flashing, alerting drivers there was a pedestrian in the crosswalk. As she slowed down, the driver of a Subaru passed her at an estimated speed of 35-40 mph. The witness honked the horn in attempt to warn the driver. The Subaru driver failed to stop at the crosswalk and struck the pedestrian. The driver pulled to the curb and remained at the scene.
The driver, identified as 63 year old Christopher Carone of Glendale, was evaluated at the scene. Officers initiated a DUI investigation and Carone failed the field sobriety test. A preliminary alcohol screening device test indicated a .30% BAC. Carone was placed under arrest for Felony DUI Causing Bodily Injury (23153 (a) VC).
The 13 year old Glendale resident was treated at the scene by the Glendale Fire Department and transported to the hospital. He is listed in critical, but stable condition.
Carone’s bail is set at $100,000.00.
Carone has two prior DUI convictions (1995 and 2014) with a blood alcohol level of .08% or greater (23152 (b) VC). He is not on probation for the 2014 case.
The case remains under investigation by the Glendale Police Department Traffic Division. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Traffic Division at 818-548-3131.
Christopher Carone DOB: 3/11/56