A bicyclist struck Sunday riding along Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach by a man suspected of drunken driving has died, police said.
Shaun Eagleson, a 30-year-old Fountain Valley resident, was hit at 5:03 p.m. in Newport Beach, just east of the Los Trancos entrance to Crystal Cove State Park.
He sustained critical injuries and was transported to Mission Hospital.Eagleson died around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, police said.
The driver of a white Toyota Tacoma fled without stopping, police said.
A 23-year-old Huntington Beach man was arrested later Sunday around 5:51 p.m. by Newport Beach police near Newport Center Drive and East Coast Highway.
The driver has a prior conviction for driving under the influence and was arrested on multiple charges, including felony DUI, hit and run, narcotics possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
He has a criminal history, records show.
Along with the prior DUI conviction, the man previously pleaded guilty to felony charges of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to sell.
He was also charged with domestic violence in September, court records show.
After Eagleson died, Newport Beach police are seeking murder charges. The suspect is being held without bail. His listed occupation is “counselor,” according to jail records.The crash remains under investigation.