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Suspected drunken driver booked in fatal Delta crash

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A suspected drunken driver was arrested after his car rear-ended another vehicle Wednesday night on Highway 12 in the Delta, killing his passenger.

The California Highway Patrol said that about 7:40 p.m. Jesus M. Moreno, 28, of Stockton, was eastbound on Highway 12 at Brannan Island Road when he lost control of his car and hit another vehicle.

A passenger in the car, Cesar Moreno, 52, of Stockton, was not wearing a seat belt. The impact of the crash sent the passenger into the windshield, causing fatal injury.

The CHP said Jesus Moreno tried to drive away from the scene but ran off the roadway. Jesus Moreno was booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of hit-and-run, driving under the influence of alcohol and manslaughter.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews