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La Mirada woman convicted of second-degree murder for the alcohol-fueled collision

SANTA ANA — A 50-year-old La Mirada woman was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder for the alcohol-fueled collision that killed a pedestrian near Disneyland.

Stefanie Lyn Bieser was convicted for the collision that killed 54-year-old Louis Rosales of Fresno, who was walking south on Disneyland Drive, north of Katella Avenue, at 11:04 p.m. Feb. 9, 2019, when he was hit by the 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Bieser, according to police and prosecutors.

Rosales was walking with family members, who said the PT Cruiser was going 45-55 mph before Bieser lost control of it and it went onto the sidewalk, slamming into trees and electrical boxes before running over him, according to Senior Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Walker.

The speed limit is 35 mph at that stretch of the street, Walker said in her trial brief.

Bieser told police she had left a concert at the House of Blues in Anaheim, where she had a couple of glasses of Chardonnay, Walker said. A blood draw from the defendant at 3:33 a.m. showed her blood-alcohol content was .188% and .191%, Walker said.

Bieser was convicted of driving under the influence in Riverside County in September 1991, Walker said.

She was also trained as a waitress at a Lazy Dog restaurant in March 2016 on how to spot visibly intoxicated patrons to help keep them from driving under the influence, Walker said. In August 2018 she was cited at work for reporting to duty under the influence, Walker sai

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