The Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday Nathan Campbell failed a field sobriety test when he surrendered, KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, reported. He has been charged with murder and is being held in lieu of $1.48 million bail.
Campbell entered a not guilty plea Tuesday to all charges against him.
Prosecutors say Campbell deliberately drove his car into a crowd on the Venice Beach boardwalk last weekend. Alice Gruppioni, 32, who was on her honeymoon in the Los Angeles area with her new husband, was killed and 16 people injured.
A friend, Shawn Baird, told KNBC Campbell had been drinking heavily at least some of the time before the incident.
"He had a bottle of cheap vodka," Baird said.
But Oscar Mondragon, director of the Malibu Community Labor Exchange, saw another side of Campbell. He said Campbell reappeared looking for work recently after disappearing for several months and had been a "good worker" in the past.
"All he said was, 'I'm back. I have a car, ready to work' -- that kind of thing," Mondragon said. "He wasn't angry with anybody. He wasn't fighting with anybody."
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