Drunk driver makes no plea

Patrick Archie Worden, the driver charged with killing Skyline student, Jihan Abdel-Gawad on Oct.16, delayed his plea for the second time, on Oct. 25.

Abdel-Gawad and friend Ashlee Prather were killed by Worden on El Camino Real when their car broke down. Worden, from Santa Rosa, was charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence.

Worden was to appear in court on Oct. 25 to make his plea. If found guilty, Worden could face up to 13 years in prison.

After the accident, Worden failed a breathalyzer test with a blood alcohol content that was twice the legal limit. District Attorney for San Mateo County, Steve Wagstaffe, said that it was not a hit and run. Even if Worden wanted to run, his pickup truck was too badly damaged.

Worden will return to court on Nov. 22 to make a plea. Worden is currently being held at San Mateo County jail.