Jamie Juarez, 27, was identified by police as the man driving a Toyota SUV on the Fifth Street off-ramp from westbound Interstate 80 on Sunday that reportedly drove off the road onto a dirt embankment where the victim, identified as 62-year-old Wilbert Williams, was sleeping.
After being taken to the hospital for minor injuries, Juarez was taken to County Jail by California Highway Patrol and booked. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.
Juarez faces one felony charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony driving under the influence causing great bodily injury and felony driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher causing great bodily injury, Bastian said.
He remains in custody on $700,000 bail and will return to court for arraignment Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.