Couple accused in hit-and-run that killed federal judge's son

Two suspects have been charged in a hit-and-run accident that took place in December

Prosecutors have charged a Los Angeles couple in the hit-and-run death of a 23-year-old Pacific Palisades man whose father and grandfather are federal judges, prosecutors said.

Driver Marguerite Dao Vuong, 66, is charged with hitting David Pregerson at about 3 a.m. Dec. 27 while he was walking in the 600 block of Chautauqua Boulevard in the Palisades and then leaving the scene, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Vuong, who was arrested Wednesday, was driving at the time of hit-and-run collision, prosecutors said.

Her husband, Michael Vuong, 66, faces one count of being an accessory to the collision.

Pregerson, a budding film director, was taken to the hospital, where he died of his injuries four days after the accident.

Los Angeles police officials announced Michael Vuong's arrest earlier this month after two rewards totaling $100,000 had been offered. At the time, the victim's father, U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson, called on the driver to surrender, saying he and his wife were "not looking for blood."

David Pregerson was working on movies and television shows, including the Web-based soap opera series "The Bay."

Marguerite and Michael Voung face up to four and three years in prison, respectively, if convicted.

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