The Oakland driver who hit and killed a cyclist in Moss Beach on September 28 was driving while tired and distracted by a puppy inside his van truck when he veered into the wrong lane on the Highway 1, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.
At an arraignment on Friday in Redwood City, Vincent Qualls, 43, pleaded not guilty to one count of manslaughter, and the case continued through Nov. 3. Qualls was convicted of robbery in 2019. He remains in custody on $100,000 bail. .