The Napa Valley Register reports that a man was arrested at a DUI stop in connection to a two-car collision and a stabbing in Napa Valley over the weekend.
According to a statement from Officer Jaret Paulson of the California Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Alejandro Choc Choc was arrested approximately four hours after the alleged incident.
At approximately 11:46 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, Napa Police dispatchers received a call to the 400 block of Maple Street. Officers arrived at the scene to find a man who had been stabbed in the lower abdomen. According to Napa Police Sgt. Tommy Keener, the victim identified Choc as his attacker.
The victim was transported to Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. No information about his current condition was available at the time of the report.
Napa Police contacted Choc by phone, and the suspect admitted to the stabbing, claiming it was self-defense. When asked to meet with officers, Choc declined.
At approximately 3:47 a.m. on Sunday, May 14, Choc was driving a Honda Accord eastbound on Hoffman Lane when he failed to yield to northbound traffic at the intersection of Hoffman and Highway 29. According to the CHP, Choc’s vehicle was broadsided on the passenger side by a northbound Mercury Marquis. Choc fled the scene of the crash on foot.
The driver of the Marquis, a 56-year-old man, and a 54-year-old female passenger were taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Center with moderate injuries.
The CHP later found Choc on felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident, causing an accident, and suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Upon learning of Choc’s arrest, Napa Police added suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon to those filed by the CHP.
A judge set Choc’s bond at $100,000, and remains in custody.