Trial was rescheduled to next year for a Menifee man accused in the DUI death of a popular 84-year-old local man.
He is formally charged with gross vehicular manslaughter.
Earlier this week, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Elaine Johnson vacated a November trial date and reset the trial to Jan. 15.
A readiness conference was set for Dec. 7.
Proger was driving a pickup truck north on Clinton Keith Road near Chantory Street when he crossed into Johnson's lane; Johnson was heading home to the La Cresta area when he was killed on impact.
Proger is currently out on $75,000 bail but must wear a monitoring ankle bracelet, per court order.
The ankle bracelet he is required to wear takes a blood alcohol content reading every half hour; the reading is based on the amount of alcohol in a person’s perspiration, authorities said.
At least once every 24 hours the data collected by the device is uploaded for review by a case agent.
According to a statement filed by Murrieta police in support of an arrest warrant, Proger told the investigating officer that he had swerved to avoid hitting a rabbit in the road.
When told that physcial evidence did not support that account, Proger admitted there hadn't been a rabbit.
Proger had a .19 blood alcohol content -- more than double the .08 at which a person is considered impaired -- and oxycodone in his system when he was arrested, authorities said.