After pleading no contest in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 25-year-old Pacifica man, a San Bruno motorist faces up to a year in jail.
, 57, was arrested on Feb. 20 after he allegedly drove up to police at Sharp Park Road and Skyline Boulevard and walking in the roadway, Pacifica police said.
According to police, Tobilla left the scene of the accident and drove home, where he called his insurer. The insurer told him to return to the scene and turn himself in. He did and was arrested. Police later determined that he had been under the influence at the time of the accident.
Police found that Scott Garrigan had been attempting to cross a dark stretch of Skyline without a crosswalk that night. He was dead when authorities arrived at the scene.
During their investigation, police determined that Garrigan was at fault in the accident because he had not been using a crosswalk.
Initially, Tobilla and a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge and avoided a vehicular manslaughter charge that prosecutors sought early on.
Tobilla pleaded no contest in court on Tuesday, however, and could face up to one year in jail, on condition that he does not serve time in state prison.
A judge is scheduled to deliver a sentence on Jan. 25 at 2p.m. in Redwood City.
Tobilla remains out of custody on $50,000 bail.