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Wednesday, Oct 09 2013 05:43 PM

Hit-and-run defendant sentenced to five years' probation after serving jail time

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Gustavo Alvarez-Solis, who was charged in the felony hit-and-run in the death of pedestrian Brandon Weaver, leaves Kern County Superior Court after his arraignment in this April 2012 photo.

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A defendant who took a plea deal in a fatal hit-and-run last year was sentenced to five years' probation after serving a nine-month jail sentence.

Gustavo Alvarez-Solis served the jail time before sentencing to guarantee he serve the entire nine months in jail and not be released early due to prison realignment or jail overcrowding. Alvarez-Solis pleaded no contest to hit-and-run causing death after striking pedestrian Brandon Weaver March 5, 2012 on 24th Street east of Oak Street.

Police said Alvarez-Solis drove his pickup home the night the of the crash and told no one what had happened. He cleaned the vehicle and threw out the windshield.

Alvarez-Solis later took the truck to a repair shop. He said gang members had vandalized the vehicle.

A former employee fo the shop contacted police and reported the pickup as a suspicious vehicle, police said. Detectives matched a paint chip and broken antenna found at the crash scene to the pickup.

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