DUI accidents can be accompanied by hit-and-run charges. Perhaps the suspect is unaware they hit someone, or perhaps they are fully aware and know they would be in trouble. Sometimes, they don’t get very far.
On December 30th in Santa Monica, police officers responded to a call to assist a public services officer with a possibly impaired driver. The call came at around 10 pm from the 2200 block of 20th Street.
When officers arrived, they questioned the suspect, Francisco Mendez-Jiminez, 51, of Los Angeles. The suspect admitted to rear ending the victim as well as driving without a drivers license. Jiminez then admitted that the reason he did not stop was because he could not find a safe place to park.
Police noticed that Jiminez’s eyes were bloodshot, he was unsteady, and he had a strong odor of alcohol about him.
Officers arrested Jiminez and charged him with felony DUI, felony hit-and-run, and driving without a license. His bond was set at $100,000.
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