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Nov. 9, 2015

Drunken driver to be arraigned for crash that killed San Bernardino Police Officer

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A drunken driver is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday for the crash that killed an on-duty San Bernardino Police Officer. Archie Green III, 27, of Fontana is charged with one felony count of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated, one count of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury, and one count of Driving With a .08% Blood Alcohol Content Causing Injury.

If convicted, he faces a maximum of 10 years in state prison. He is being held on $250,000 bail and is expected to be arraigned Tuesday at the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court. The time is still to be determined. If Green agrees to video arraignment, he will be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. If he doesn’t agree to video, he will be arraigned in person at 1:30 p.m.

Just after 2 a.m. on Nov. 5, 2015, Green is accused of driving a vehicle, while under the influence of alcohol. He is accused of running a red light and broadsiding a San Bernardino Police car at an intersection near Rancho Cucamonga’s West Valley Detention Center.

Officer Bryce Hanes, a 12-year veteran of the police force was killed in the collision.

“Our men and women of law enforcement who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe realize that a life-threatening situation can come at any time, sometimes without warning,” District Attorney Mike Ramos said. “We should always be thankful for their service. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with Officer Hanes and his family and the men and women of the San Bernardino Police Department.”

Deputy District Attorney Jason Liso of the West Valley Division is prosecuting the case. The court case number assigned to this case is FWV1504176.

Contact: Christopher Lee, Public Affairs Officer (909) 382-3665 or via email at clee@sbcda.org or via text at (909) 782-5559

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