An arrest has been made a little more than two weeks after a car careened into William Ware, police officials reported Tuesday.
Matthew Pumar, a 21-year-old Mountain View resident, has been arrested and charged by the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office on July 10, 2012 for vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence from the June 21, 2012 death of Ware, according to a Mountain View Police Department press release.
Pumar posted $100,000 bail at MVPD headquarters after his arrest.
"I'm very satisfied and happy with all of the work that the Mountain View Police Department has done," said Dolores Marquez, niece of the deceased, on behalf of the family. "At the same time, we are saddened for both families."
MVPD Spokeswoman Liz Wylie explained that "although the investigation has not yet been completed, enough evidence existed to show that Pumar ran the red light at that intersection and was speeding."
Immediately after the Thursday, June 21 incident, Pumar remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation, according to Wylie.
"The primary cause of the collision was reckless driving," she said. "Drugs and alcohol were not a factor."
On the morning of June 21st, Ware stood on the corner of California Street and Escuela Avenue when Pumar's car drove into him. Ware, 50-year-old man and Mountain View resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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