The driver of a minivan that struck and killed a motorcyclist admitted to smoking marijuana and drinking three 24-ounce beers before getting behind the wheel, according to court documents.
Yoanna Aldaz fled the scene, and was was tracked down within hours by California Highway Patrol investigators who interviewed her at her Bakersfield residence, the documents said.
Investigators said in the documents that during the interviews Aldaz showed concern, but not for the motorcyclist.
"Aldaz showed no remorse for the victim but asked about her cellphone several times and stated that she wanted to get on Facebook," an investigator wrote in court documents made public this week.
Prosecutors have charged her with murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the Aug. 26 crash that killed 46-year-old Frank Richards.
According to court documents, Aldaz and a passenger were driving south on South Union Avenue at Adams Street in a Honda Odyssey around 9:30 p.m.
"Due to her high level of alcohol and drug intoxication," an investigator wrote in the documents, she made an unsafe left turn and the Odyssey left the roadway and hit a sign in the center median. The vehicle then traveled southeast across the northbound lanes of South Union Avenue directly into Richards' path.
Richards' motorcycle crashed into the right side of the Odyssey, the documents said. He died an hour later at Kern Medical Center.
Aldaz and the passenger abandoned the Odyssey east of the crash and fled on foot, according to the documents.
Investigators managed to track down the passenger, who had recently purchased the Odyssey, by contacting the previous owner. The passenger, whose name is redacted from the documents, gave them Aldaz's address.
Aldaz, whose license is suspended for a previous drunken driving conviction, told investigators she fled because the passenger told her police were on the way, the documents said. Her blood was drawn for analysis, but the results weren't contained in the documents.
She's next due in court Oct. 5.