A Pleasanton woman with a history of drunk driving appeared in court Monday afternoon to face a murder charge for the death of a 73-year-old man in a suspected DUI collision last month.
Jennifer Barbero, 42, did not speak as her formal arraignment was waived during the hearing at the Gale-Schenone Hall of Justice in Pleasanton. She is next scheduled to appear in court for entry of plea July 3 at the new courthouse in Dublin.
Barbero remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail with no bail set.
She was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in the death of Livermore resident David Nemeroff, who died May 28 from injuries sustained after being struck by Barbero while standing by his car on the side of Highway 84 in Livermore two days prior, according to police.
Barbero stayed at the scene and attempted a field sobriety test, but she "was unable to perform the divided attention tests and showed an impaired balance," smelled of alcohol and had red and watery eyes, according to a probable cause statement from Livermore police Officer Keith Pini entered into court records.
Police checked Barbero's record and found that her license had been suspended or revoked for a prior DUI, Pini said.
After refusing a breathalyzer and chemical test, Barbero was arrested on suspicion of DUI causing bodily injury and the license infraction. She was later released from custody while the Alameda County District Attorney's Office awaited the results of a blood sample that was taken from her.
Livermore police submitted their case against Barbero to the DA's office Wednesday. Prosecutors then charged her with murder and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Court records indicate Barbero has been convicted of DUI in the past and that she was scheduled to appear in Alameda County Superior Court on Monday morning in a separate active DUI case.
In January 2008 Barbero pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor DUI charge stemming from a March 2006 incident in Alameda County.
In February 2014 she was convicted of reckless driving involving alcohol in Contra Costa County, according to court records.
She is currently facing misdemeanor charges in Alameda County of DUI with prior convictions and driving on a license suspended for prior DUI stemming from October 2015.
The DA's office submitted an amended complaint for that case May 30.
Barbero was scheduled for arraignment in that case in Fremont Monday morning. The outcome of that hearing was not immediately known.