Young woman accused of deadly hit-and-run appears in court

Posted at 6:00 PM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 21:00:46-04

New details about the young woman accused in a deadly hit and run that killed a teen boy.  She pleaded "not guilty" today.

20-year-old Jessica Medsker stood expressionless in court as she faced felony charges for hitting and killing 16-year-old Alex Funk, and leaving the scene.

Deputy District Attorney Andrew Aguilar explained that the day of the crash, March 9, a motorcyclist riding behind Medsker said she was speeding... going 60 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. 
The witness also said her break lights went on after hitting the teen on Santo Road.
Funk and a friend were walking in the fast lane trying to cross the street when Funk was hit. His friend, was able to make it onto a center median.
Medsker sped off...
Prosecutors said, six days later, police interviewed found and interviewed her. She told police prior to the accident, she was at BJ's Restaurant in La Jolla with her boyfriend. Prosecutors added that Medsker admitted to officers that she had sips of her boyfriend's alcoholic beverage.
Defense attorney Ryan Tegnelia told Judge Kathleen Lewis that Medsker lives with her father and has no prior record.    The judge allowed the defendant to remain free on her already posted $50,000 bail.
A readiness conference was set for May 3 and a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 18.
If convicted, Medsker could face four years max in prison.  Prosecutors say they can't charge her for DUI because they don't evidence to support she was driving with intoxicated.