A 24-year-old woman who was charged with murder in a fatal alleged drunken driving crash had been found not competent to stand trial and criminal proceedings against her have been suspended.
Yoanna Aldaz will be sent to a state hospital until she is restored to competency, at which point the charges against her will be reinstated, prosecutor Brad Taconi said.
Aldaz was driving a minivan when she struck and fatally injured a motorcyclist Aug. 26 on South Union Avenue, according to court documents. She told investigators she smoked marijuana and drank three 24-oz. beers before getting behind the wheel.
She fled the scene on foot, but was tracked down hours later. An investigator wrote in court documents, "Aldaz showed no remorse for the victim but asked about her cellphone several times and stated that she wanted to get on Facebook."
The motorcyclist, Frank Richards, 46, died about an hour after the 9:30 p.m. crash.