Arraignment date set for Peak in hit-and-run case

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Councilman Skylar Peak

City Councilman Skylar Peak is set to be arraigned and enter a plea Wednesday at the Malibu Courthouse on three misdemeanor charges stemming from an alleged Christmas Day hit-and-run crash, according to the Malibu District Attorney’s office. 

Peak, 28, was charged earlier this month with misdemeanor hit-and-run, vandalism and reckless driving, according to the DA’s official complaint.

On Dec. 25 of last year, Peak allegedly drove his pickup truck over more than 400 feet of road delineators on Pacific Coast Highway near Zuma Beach. Investigators believe he abandoned the damaged truck near Westward Beach.

The complaint claims Peak “unlawfully [drove] a vehicle upon a highway in willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” He also, according to the complaint, “unlawfully and maliciously [damaged] and [destroyed] real and personal property” when he allegedly drove over more than 400 feet of Caltrans road barriers known as “Quick Kurb.”

Peak caused more than $400 in damage, according to the complaint. 

The councilman has not commented on the incident since January when he told The Malibu Times the crash was a “total accident.”