A driver arrested after hitting a pedestrian, a parked car and an apartment in the Lower Valley
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Due to the El Paso Police Department’s Special Traffic Investigation Unit (EPPD), a man is behind bars after a mid-morning incident where he allegedly struck a pedestrian, a parked car and an apartment building.
EPPD officials share that shortly before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 17, a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 24-year-old Juset DeSantiago was heading south on San Juan Street in the Lower Valley. At the same time, Erika Cervantes, 47, was heading west towards a dumpster.
For some reason, DeSantiago’s Chevrolet started heading in Cervantes’ direction, knocking her over, then continuing to hit a parked Ford Escape, jumping over a sidewalk and hitting the building.
EPPD officials say DeSantiago was released from hospital and held in El Paso County Detention Center for possession of
Officials add that the charge of assault for poisoning is pending blood results.