PHOENIX — Court documents allege that a driver accused in a fatal hit-and-run in north Phoenix was drinking at a bar before the accident.
Bond was set at $750,000 at Friday's initial court appearance for 23-year-old Jeofrey Mutinda Kavu.
He was arrested Thursday on suspicion of manslaughter, endangerment and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Kavu doesn't have a lawyer yet.
Investigators say impairment is believed to be a factor in the crash.
Police later found a bar receipt with Kavu's name on it and a 1:05 a.m. Thursday time stamp.
They say a 33-year-old woman pushing a shopping cart in a bike lane was fatally struck shortly before 2 a.m.
Police say the vehicle involved was found at a nearby apartment complex and Kavu still smelled of alcohol when interviewed.