Man accused of drunkenly running down family is now being held without bail

The man accused of drunkenly crashing into and killing a Long Beach family on Halloween night is now being held without bail, according to jail records.

Carlo Navarro, 20, was arrested for a third time this week, this time at the Long Beach courthouse Thursday where he was already in custody facing misdemeanor charges on an unrelated burglary, records show.

Navarro was already being held on $500,000 bail in connection with the burglary charges, but arresting him again allowed authorities to hold him without bail, according to authorities.

“A request was submitted and a judge approved the no-bail hold until Navarro’s scheduled arraignment on Tuesday,” LBPD spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy said.

Police originally arrested Navarro on Halloween based on accusations that he was under the influence when he crashed into Joseph Awaida, 30, Raihan Dakhil, 32, and their 3-year-old son, Omar, as they walked by Los Cerritos Park.

Joseph died the night of the crash, and Navarro was held on $100,000 bail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. However, Navarro posted bond the next day, Nov. 1.

In the following days, Raihan and Omar died at the hospital, meaning Navarro had never been arrested on suspicion of causing their deaths. Thursday’s arrest amounted to re-booking Navarro into jail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter in Raihan and Omar’s deaths, police said.

Authorities are still deciding what charges to file in connection with the crash.

Police said they’ve presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. A spokesman for the D.A.’s said Friday morning that prosecutors had received the case but no charges have been filed yet.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children, Paul and Simon.
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