DUI Driver Jesus Martinez-Mendoza Arrested After Bakersfield Car Accident
DATE OF COLLISION: Sunday, December 30th
December 30, 2018 – 19-year-old Jesus Martinez-Mendoza was arrested following a car accident at the intersection of East California Avenue and South Owens Street.
According to ABC News, Martinez-Mendoza was driving a white 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe in the area. Officials believed Martinez-Mendoza was intoxicated at that time, and struck by another vehicle and pushed through the fence of a business at East California Avenue and South Owens Street.
Responding paramedics reportedly found the suspect vehicle abandoned in the area. Shortly after, KCSO deputy caught the driver, later identified as Martinez-Mendoza, nearby. As per the article, the man was booked into the Kern County Jail.
Authorities mentioned at least three other parties, described as Hispanic males, were seen fleeing the crash site.
Meanwhile, no immediate information has been yet disclosed on the conditions of the victims in the accident. Further investigation on the case is underway.
DUI Car Accident Lawyer
In this case, Mr. Jesus Martinez-Mendoza is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. DUI is considered as a serious crime throughout the state and has corresponding criminal penalties for the suspect. The kinds of the charges to be filed depend on factors including the prior convictions of the alleged DUI driver, the severity of the offense, the level of intoxication and the injuries caused to another individual.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a similar accident, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.