Former S.J. supervisor awaits arraignment
STOCKTON — Port Commissioner and former San Joaquin County Supervisor Victor Mow still awaits a formal complaint to be filed by the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office a week after he was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving.
Dressed in a suit and tie, Mow met with his attorney Albert Ellis at the Stockton courthouse on Tuesday afternoon, but did not go in front of a judge.
Ellis said his 77-year-old client was not arraigned due to the DA still collecting findings to formally file a complaint.
The DA’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
According to a police report, Mow was driving east on Country Club Boulevard near Fontana Avenue, west of Interstate 5, just before 8 p.m. on Nov. 28, when he struck an 82year-old man in the roadway. The victim apparently was not in a crosswalk, according to police. When first responders arrived, they pronounced Muhammad Ashraf Butt dead. Mow remained at the scene of the accident.
Police reported that Mow was under the influence of alcohol at the time when he struck Butt with his vehicle.