Santa Ana Police Department
Advisory: SAPD arrests suspect in fatal collision for Felony Hit and Run, and Second Degree Murder.
Arrested: Dallas Frank Reichstein III (45) Santa Ana
On 1/28/2015, officers responded to the scene of a traffic collision involving an SUV that struck a pedestrian, Pearleen Hopkins, 59, in the area of 1100 W. MacArthur Boulevard and fled the scene.
At about 2210 hours, a 2002 Nissan Xterra driven by a male adult was traveling west on MacArthur and struck a female adult pedestrian crossing the street mid-block outside of any crosswalk. The Nissan, driven by Dallas Frank Reichstein III, continued driving making no attempt to stop or check on the pedestrian.
Hopkins was attempting to cross the roadway from south to north when she was hit and succumbed to injuries sustained in the collision. Responding paramedics pronounced her deceased at the scene. Witnesses at the scene stated the Nissan was driving at an excessive speed when the pedestrian was hit.
The Nissan was stopped by police moments later in a nearby residential area. The driver, Reichstein, displayed symptoms consistent with driving under the influence of alcohol. Upon further investigation, Reichstein was arrested and booked at Santa Ana Jail on charges of Felony Hit & Run, and Second Degree Murder due to a prior DUI conviction.
Any person who may have witnessed this collision or has additional information is asked to call Investigator Bao at (714) 245-8214.
8 thoughts on “Man arrested for felony DUI hit and run that killed a female pedestrian”
I cannot believe that Pearl is no longer with us!! I am at a loss for words right now! My sister had spoken with her 2hrs before this tragic accident took place, letting her know that my family and I were going to be in town this coming weekend. She was going to meet up with us but now that meeting will never take place all bcuz of some selfish person who gets behind the wheel Drunk!!!!!!! Taking a innocent life away from her family and friends! R.I.P Pearline Hopkins
So sorry for your loss! May Pearl RIP. And may justice be served on her killer!
Smh Rest in peace Grandma pearl , I love you <3 & miss you so much .. I wish you couldve met your great granddaughter … :'(
May your beloved grandmother rest in peace.
Thank you … God bless
Tell your mother I’m so sorry about her lost I’m trying to get a hold of her. Hazel
I will… email me your # email@example.com
Rip auntie pearl. We love you, you have touch all of our lives