Police say the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash that took the life of 4-year-old Santa Rosa boy was cited for driving without a license less than a week before he plowed through a West Ninth Street crosswalk Thursday night and killed the youngster.
Marcos Lopez Garcia, 22, was cited once for unlicensed driving last year and then again last Saturday, with instructions to appear in court Oct. 18 and ordered not to drive until then, Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Rich Celli said Friday.
He was arrested for suspected felony hit and run and driving without a license, though police intend to request more serious charges now that the boy has died, Celli said.
Garcia was being held without bail because of an immigration hold, jail personnel said.