Sonora, CA — During a Monday preliminary hearing in Superior Court for the County of Tuolumne, 20 year old Peter Loren Barrett was held over for trial to start in Department One Wednesday, July 22 at 8am before Presiding Judge Eric Du Temple.
At Monday’s preliminary hearing it was also determined that Barrett would appear at a Trial Readiness Conference July 13 at 8:30am before Judge DuTemple.
It was shortly after 1am, Saturday, May 16th that Sonora Police Officer Jeff Aitken was seriously injured when his patrol vehicle crashed while pursuing DUI suspect Barrett on Lyons Bald Mountain Rd.
Aitken continues to recover from massive injuries to the left side of his body in addition to three broken ribs on the right side of his chest. He has returned to the Sonora area after being hospitalized in the Lodi Memorial Hospital’s Rehabilitation Unit.