Man arrested in former Ducks player's death back in jail

According to court documents, Pedro Chavarin Jr. violated the conditions of his security release agreement by failing a breathalyzer test last month.

Posted: Sep 11, 2019 1:46 PM
Updated: Sep 11, 2019 1:53 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The man accused of manslaughter in the death of a former Ducks player is back in the Lane County Jail.

According to court documents, Pedro Chavarin Jr. violated the conditions of his security release agreement, which he signed June 22, 2018. They say Chavarin failed a breathalyzer test on Aug. 31.

RELATED: DRIVER ARRESTED IN CRASH THAT KILLED FORMER DUCKS PLAYER

Police said in April last year Chavarin drove drunk and crashed his car near Autzen Stadium. Chavarin allegedly told police he was the sole occupant of the vehicle, but a passerby found the body of Fotu Leiato, 21, nearby several hours after the crash scene was cleared.

Chavarin was initially taken to the hospital and cited for driving under the influence, but police arrested Chavarin and charged him with first-degree manslaughter following further investigation.

Chavarin was not allowed to have or drink alcohol. Court documents say Chavarin must forfeit his $100,000 security and was required to surrender to the court.

He was booked into the Lane County Jail on Sept. 10.

Article Comments

Eugene
Overcast
49° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 49°
Corvallis
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 50°
Roseburg
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 46°
North Bend
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 46°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST