If there's any time when you think you're safe from a drunk driver, 1 p.m. Sunday would seem to be it.
But a 42-year-old motorcycle driver found out otherwise, when a drunk driver plowed into him as he sat on his ride on a highway shoulder talking on his cell phone.
The man's identity has not been released. Shawn Jarmail Brown, 35, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter.
Police say Brown was driving his Pontiac Bonneville northbound in the 12700 block of the South Freeway when he failed to maintain a single lane and drifted into the outside shoulder, killing the man who was sitting on his red Kawasaki.
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The biker was pronounced dead at the scene.