Bail revoked in Ontario DUI murder case involving Riverside brewery figure – San Bernardino Sun



The man charged with murder in what authorities say was a drunken-driving collision in Ontario was returned to jail on Monday, June 6, when a San Bernardino County Superior Court judge revoked his bail.

Ryan Cavender Wicks, 39, of Rancho Cucamonga, had posted $1.1 million bail when he was arrested on March 31 following his arrest after the crash on the northbound 15 Freeway near Jurupa Avenue that killed Gary Boeldt II, 52, of Oceanside.

But in court on Monday, the District Attorney’s Office successfully argued over the objection of Wicks’ attorney that Wicks be held without bail. A bail review hearing was scheduled for June 14.

“We filed that motion based on our conclusion that the defendant is a danger to the community,” Jacquelyn Rodriguez, a DA’s spokeswoman, wrote in an email. “Our argument included multiple facts regarding defendant Wicks, including his prior conviction for DUI along with knowledge of the dangerousness of his actions, yet he still proceeded to drink throughout the day and drive at speeds that were highly dangerous and indicated a high disregard for human life.”

Wicks is being held at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

Wicks has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder and one count of DUI causing injury. The DA’s Office brought the murder charge partly because of WIcks’ 2005 DUI conviction in which he signed a so-called Watson advisement in which he was warned that drunken driving can injure or kill people and that the advisement could be used against him in court,

The DA’s Office has described Wicks as the co-owner of Wicks Brewery in Riverside. Brewery officials say he has no ownership role.



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