No charges yet for SDG&E driver in crash: Driver has prior DUI charge on record

SAN DIEGO - Records obtained by 10News show a prior DUI charge for a San Diego Gas & Electric employee involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash last week.

According to authorities, the worker was driving his SDG&E truck on Jan. 6 when he struck 54-year-old Robert Fisher as he crossed Jamacha Road in El Cajon.

Fisher died at the scene, authorities said.

10News is not identifying the SDG&E employee because he has not been arrested or charged. 10News learned the 56-year-old employee has been suspended.

10News crews went to the man's house on Monday, but someone inside told 10News to leave.

Neighbors told 10News the man's work truck was towed away with a large dent on the front and a damaged headlight.

Attorney Dan Gilleon, who represents the victim's son, said, "Now he loses his dad ... and this whole thing is, why is this guy not arrested."

Gilleon said he's not getting any answers from police, and he told 10News, "We don't know why he was killed, why the car hit him. The reason we don't know is because the driver didn't stick around to answer any questions to the police."

In response, El Cajon police told 10News their investigation is still active.

Through a courthouse records search, 10News learned the SDG&E worker pleaded guilty to DUI in 2005 and had his license suspended.

"It's odd to me that this person has not been arrested. Maybe they're really trying hard to get the evidence so when they make an arrest they can go for a conviction," said Gilleon.

10News asked SDG&E about the driver's past DUI, but they declined to comment on specific employees. They said all of their workers are given background checks before they are hired.

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