EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - The man accused of hitting and killing a jogger in Lakeside appeared in court Tuesday for a bail hearing.
Michael Woodfill is charged with second-degree murder and gross vehicular homicide for the crash Monday that killed 41-year-old Susana Gotell. She was jogging on Woodside Avenue when she was struck.
Woodfill had a blood alcohol level of .21 percent during Monday’s crash, prosecutors said.
According to Deputy District Attorney Andrew Aguilar, Woodfill has two previous DUI convictions from 2006 and 2016.
“I think it’s clear this defendant has an alcohol problem given the blood alcohol levels involved, and the fact this is his third DUI case,” Aguilar said.
The judge set Woodfill’s bond at $1 million, half the amount prosecutors requested.
Woodfill must wear an ankle monitoring bracelet until his trial next month. He is also banned from driving.
UPDATE: As of Friday night, Woodfill posted bail and is out of jail.