Breaking News: Teenage cyclist killed by drunk driver

According to the L.A. Times, a 17-year old cyclist was killed by an alleged drunk driver while riding on Laurel Canyon Blvd in Pacoima about 2 am today. Twenty-six year old Shawn Fields was booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol.

More later as information becomes available.

Update: The Daily News reports that the driver fled the scene after striking the rider at the intersection of Laurel Canyon Blvd and Chamberlain Street at 2:11 am. Witnesses gave police the license number of the suspect’s car; he was arrested after it was found parked at his home in Mission Hills.

The victim’s name has been withheld pending notification of relatives.


  1. A friend says:

    Shawn Fields better get what he deserves…he took a great friend from me <3….

  2. DJwheels says:

    According to the L.A. County Sheriff’s inmate locator page, Shawn Fields was bailed out last night around 6pm. $100,000 bail, which means he or his family came up with 10% of this amount to bail him out through a bail bondsman.

    No court case number yet.

    Next court date is October 27 at the San Fernando Courthouse in Dept. S at 8:30am.

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