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LA Councilman Richard Alarcon's aide charged w/ vehicular manslaughter.

August 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

Manuel Figueras allegedly ran down a pedestrian while driving a city vehicle through North Hollywood last March.

Gary Woodford, 55, was struck and killed while crossing Vineland Avenue.

Figueras is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 17. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.