WATERFORD (CBS13) — A suspected drunk driver has been arrested after crashing into a motorcyclist Sunday morning, killing him, according to police.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department and the Modesto Police Department said it appears the driver of a red Pontiac G6 was traveling eastbound on Highway 132 near E Street just after 7:00 a.m. when he drifted over the center line, smashing head on into a westbound motorcyclist.

The sedan continued on until it struck a large tree, authorities said.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 50-year-old Hilmar resident, was thrown from his cycle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the sedan, identified as 24-year-old Hugo Alfredo Huerta-Viera, was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was later arrested after investigators determined he was driving under the influence.

Huerta-Viera is facing charges of gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI resulting in a death.

Comments (19)
  1. Whitey says:

    Who drinks alcohol that EARLY in the morning? I don’t know about this situation. It sounds SHADY at best. I would need ALL OF FACTS 1st. Motorcycle drivers usually are the cause of accidents. I am finding it hard to believe. This guy need to get a lawyer ASAP. I am confused who was intoxicated, the CHP, the motorcyclist or the guy in the vehicle LOL

    1. rmcsticks says:

      your an idiot, I ride and would like to kick the a$$es of guys like you, where do you get off saying that motorcycles usually cause the accidents. stop breathing and make us all happy. I was hit head-on 5 years ago by a drunk driver , Was I at fault ? fool

    2. jerseycat07503 says:

      whitey you are a jerk I road a bike for years and aleays felt like the target of any jerk in a car having a bad day try it ypo’ll find out fast

  2. Kayf says:

    BS on the motorcyles causing accidents! There are some that I do see driving recklessly, but not that many are 50 years old on a Sunday morning. I’ve driven past bars that open at 6a, with lots of pickups with ladder racks-(scary huh?)
    Alcohlics don’t care what time it is

  3. ratman says:

    he gonna cry in his cell

  4. Doc says:

    How much would you bet that this guy is an illegal alien without a driver’s license? I’d bet a month’s pay.

    1. Matt says:

      I’ll take the bet. We’ll bet a month of YOUR pay. I make too much, you couldn’t afford to pay off the bet if we used my salary.

    2. AMY says:

      And i make more than both of you combined so STFU! hahah

      1. Kevin Fong says:

        you go girl!!!

  5. Daniel says:

    Yeah, you just dont meet the ones that give there lives for this Country

    1. impassionedgent says:

      of course ,you do, they just don’t feel the need to boast. Minorities normally enlist as an last ditch effort to adapt to American life, GET educated, fed, clothed and serve a country that has more opportunity than their (not there) native land.

  6. Daniel says:

    I wish U spent one day at the front line for this country and then make that comment!!!!!

  7. manny says:

    my condolences to the motorcyclists family…muchos gracias pinche puto hugo…es su no bien pora america…pora el beien de todos california deporta mas rapido !!!!!

    1. sisepuede says:

      no le hagas caso al huey, envy does not look good on anyone. verdad?

  8. Matt says:

    And if he isn’t?

  9. Mace says:

    Wow so many racist comments on here…I guess u all have a lot of growing up to do.

  10. kevin says:

    is the motorcycle ok

  11. rmcsticks says:

    PS hugo , do you know how many bikers are in jail, your F$#%ed

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