POMONA, Calif.—A judge has ordered trial for a Southern California man charged in the drunken driving death of the freeway worker son of former "CHiPs" TV star Bruce Penhall.

A Los Angeles County judge ruled at the end of Wednesday's preliminary hearing that there was enough evidence to try 37-year-old Tatsuhiko Sakamoto on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony drunken driving.

The Pasadena Star-News ( http://bit.ly/TUuPAJ) says the Arcadia man will be arraigned on Dec. 19.

Prosecutors say Sakamoto drove through barricades on a closed section of Interstate 10 in Baldwin Park and struck and killed 21-year-old Connor McDermott Penhall in April.

Penhall's father was a 1980s champion motorcycle racer who went on to star in the final season of "CHiPs" and a TV movie based on the series.

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Information from: Pasadena Star-News, http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/