Sarah Trujillo formally charged with vehicular homicide in death of scooter-rider Brian Hoyle

Yesterday, we told you about the Facebook tribute to Brian Hoyle, the scooter rider killed in a hit-and-run accident late Friday. Now, the woman who was allegedly behind the wheel in the crash -- Sarah Trujillo, 23 -- has been formally charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. Look below to get details about Trujillo's bond amount and court appearance schedule from the Denver District Attorney's Office:


Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has formally charged a woman in connection with a fatal crash that occurred last Friday at Broadway and Mississippi.

Sarah Trujillo is charged with vehicular homicide (F3) and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death (F3).

The charges allege that Trujillo was under the influence of alcohol when she was driving northbound on Broadway at Mississippi on August 27, 2010 at about 12:50 a.m. and turned left in front of a southbound scooter, causing a collision. 21-year-old Brian Hoyle was killed. Trujillo was identified as a suspect and arrested a short time later.

Trujillo remains in custody in the Denver County Jail; her bond is set at $50,000. She is scheduled to appear in Denver County Courtroom 2100 on September 2, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. to be formally advised of the charges.

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