Arroyo Grande man killed in crash with drunk driver

June 7, 2020

A 36-year-old Arroyo Grande man died in a crash with an alleged drunk driver on Highway 154 at the San Marcos Pass summit on Friday.

Shortly before 11 a.m., Michael Kai Liu was driving westbound in a Hyundai Sonata when a pickup truck driven by Oscar Pereyra, 61, of Santa Barbara crossed the double yellow lines and crashed head on into the Hyundai. First responders pronounced Liu dead at the scene.

After extricating Pereyra from his truck, paramedics transported him to a hospital for treatment of major injuries. He was subsequently charged with DUI.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact CHP Officer Shannan Sams at 805-967-1234.

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Too bad this drunk didn’t commit his crime in SLO county where a death caused by a drunk driver is not considered serious. As the recent case of Sarah Hale demonstrates, the penalty for killing someone by driving drunk is only a year in jail; well, actually six months. Kinda like a big kings ‘X’.

I’ll bet the driver wishes he was in good ‘ole SLO.

And Sarah, you’ll be back on a bar stool before your jail release paperwork ink is dry.

It really pisses me off when I read tragic articles like this. The life of an innocent person taken by the reckless and selfish act of another. If you want to drink,


The perp needs to be put in prison and pay the family for their loss.

The Lord bless and comfort Michael Kai Liu’s family/friends…..