A Victorville man is facing three murder charges at an arraignment Tuesday for a crash that killed three people in Colton in January.
According to the Colton Police Department, 30-year-old Michael Dwayne Hughes was located and arrested in the high desert on Oct. 11. The arrest warrant was issued after the San Bernardino County District Attorney's office filed the charges on Oct. 8.
The charges are related to a Jan. 18 crash at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Placentia Lane which killed a grandmother, her granddaughter and her granddaughter's best friend while on their way to a church function, according to police reports.
"Officers found a PT Cruiser that had been struck by a Mercury Sable driven by Michael Dwayne Hughes," police said.
However, Hughes was let go.
"Hughes was found to be intoxicated, unlicensed and on probation for a prior DUI," Colton police said in a statement. "Hughes was arrested however he was released pending further investigation."
The Victorville man was taken to the San Bernardino jail following this recent re-arrest, where he was booked on $3 million bail, according to jail records. He was due in court Tuesday morning for his arraignment.