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Teen with history of driving offenses arrested on suspicion of DUI after Torrance cyclists are hit

April 5, 2011 | 10:46 am

Jaclyn Andrea Garcia A South Bay teen with a history of traffic offenses has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after her car allegedly plowed into a group of Torrance cyclists, critically injuring one, according to the Daily Breeze.

A car driven by Jaclyn Andrea Garcia, 19, swerved into a group of about a dozen cyclists who were making their way south on a residential street around 7:15 a.m. Sunday, the Daily Breeze reported.

Two of the bikers were injured, one of them critically. That biker, South Bay resident Adam Rybicki, 49, was taken to County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He suffered several broken bones and was in a coma.

State Department of Motor Vehicle records show Garcia, who has a valid driver’s license, has been convicted of four driving offenses since 2009.

In 2009, she was convicted of driving at an unsafe speed for prevailing conditions, speeding and a U-turn violation, according to DMV records. On Jan. 25, she was again convicted after receiving another speeding ticket, according to DMV records.

Police arrested Garcia on suspicion of driving under the influence, and she was released from a Torrance jail Sunday, the Breeze reported.


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Photo: Jaclyn Andrea Garcia, 19. Credit: Torrance Police