EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – As a result of the El Paso Police Department’s (EPPD) Special Traffic Investigations unit, 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 headed south on San Juan Street in the Lower Valley. At the same time, 47-year-old Erika Cervantes was walking westbound to a trash dumpster.
For an unknown reason, DeSantiago’s Chevy began to head in Cervantes’ direction, knocking her down, then continuing to hit a parked Ford Escape, jumping a curb and hitting the apartment building.
EPPD officials say that DeSantiago was released from the hospital and was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on the charge of Possession of Marijuana <2OZ ($50.00 Bond) and Possession of Dangerous Drug ($450.00 Bond) both issued by Judge A. Nava.
Officials add that the Intoxication Assault charge is pending the blood results.