Jamal Lea Detained Following Hit-and-Run DUI Accident on East Briggsmore Avenue Near Oakdale Road
MODESTO, CA (January 31, 2020) — A DUI hit-and-run driver crashed into a light pole on East Briggsmore Avenue near Oakdale Road Tuesday night.
The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. and drew Modesto Fire Department crews to the scene. According to news reports, a Hummer SUV struck a pole before leaving the scene and traveling on Briggsmore Avenue toward Lakewood. Soon after, police officers found a Hummer in the eastbound Lane of Briggsmore Avenue yet facing west.
There, police found 40-year-old Jamal Jaron Lea in the vehicle and arrested him. Officers booked him into jail on one count of misdemeanor driving under influence of drugs or alcohol.
Neither Lea nor anyone else suffered any injuries in the crash.
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