Emiliano Maldonado Detained, 4 Hurt in DUI High-Speed Accident at West Roseburg and Del Vale Avenues
MODESTO, CA (June 3, 2019) – Four people, including a 12-year-old girl, suffered injuries following Saturday’s DUI high-speed crash at West Roseburg and Del Vale avenues.
The incident happened around 4 p.m. and involved a black pickup truck that ran a stop sign. Upon blowing through the stop sign, the pickup truck rammed into a white sedan occupied by two women and two children.
According to Lt. Jason Grogan, 40-year-old Emiliano Maldonado fled from the scene yet was spotted by witnesses, whose tips led officers to him a few blocks away.
Upon encountering authorities, Maldonado demonstrated signs of intoxication, which resulted in his arrest.
Meanwhile back at the scene, four people suffered injuries. A 12-year-old girl had been ejected during the accident, urging paramedics to summon a helicopter to airlift her to a trauma center. Reports noted that she suffered head injuries.
The other child and the two women were also brought to a local hospital by ground ambulances.
During the crash, the truck reportedly struck an unoccupied Mercedes-Benz parked in the driveway of a home on Del Vale Avenue. The impact shoved the car into a home’s porch, yet luckily no one inside suffered any injuries despite the structural damage.
As far as Maldonado, police booked him into jail as he remains in custody as of Sunday morning with a bail set at $25,000.
In their investigation, authorities learned that speed and DUI played a role in the crash.
Driving while under the influence makes you more susceptible to reckless driving. If you’re impaired, do not get behind the wheel. Rely on other forms of transportation home such as a sober trusted friend or a Rideshare service.
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