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Phalen Set For 1:30pm Arraignment Today

Sonora, CA — 64 year old Gary Lee Phalen of Jamestown is scheduled for a 1:30pm arraignment in Superior Court of Tuolumne County regarding the traffic related death of 66 year old Jamestown resident Virginia Plummer.

On February 9 at 3:55pm Phalen was driving his 2003 GMC pickup when he hit and killed Plummer as she attempted to cross Main Street in Jamestown. Plummer suffered major head trauma and was lifeflighted to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto where she was pronounced dead.

Phalen was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or a combination of alcohol and narcotic type drugs.

That accident marked the second traffic related fatality of the year in Tuolumne County.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com