Anniversary of student's death highlights drunk driving, bike safety


CHICO, Calif. - The fourth anniversary of the death of 21-year-old Kristina Chesterman provided the backdrop for bike safety and the dangers of drunk driving in the Trinity Commons area of Chico State Monday afternoon.

Chesterman, a nursing student, was killed by a drunk driver while legally riding her bicycle back from class four years ago September 24.

The annual event included free bike safety checks by mechanics, free bike lights and drawings for prizes.

Chesterman's parents come to the event every year from their home in Livermore.

"Parents and kids need to think about safety and raising the awareness about drunk driving," said David Chesterman, Kristina's father.

Riley Hoover pled no contest to driving under the influence causing injury and leaving the scene of an accident. His blood alcohol level was nearly four times the legal limit.

Hoover is eligible for release in two years.

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