BARSTOW, Calif. – A 23-year-old Barstow man was arrested for a hit and run collision while driving under the influence officials said.
At around 11:23 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, officers from the Barstow station responded to the 1100 block of E. Main Street for the report of a traffic collsion with injuries. When the officers arrived at the scene they located the two vehicles, a black Nissan Sentra and a Green Ford Mustang with major damage. The officers learned that the driver of the Nissan fled westbound from the scene prior to police arrival. Witnesses decribed the driver who they said was picked up by subjects in another vehicle.
The driver and passenger of the Mustang, a 19-year-old man and 17-year-old girl were transported to Barstow Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Nissan was learned to be registered to Jessie Pena. Officers responded to his home in the 600 block of W. Buena Vista and made contact with him. Pena appeared to be intoxicated and was given a Field Sobriety Test, which determined that he was intoxicated. On February 12, 2019, at around 12:53 a.m. Pena was taken into custody and booked at theHigh Desert Detention Center for Hit and Run with Injury and DUI with Injury.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Moises Contreras at the Barstow Police Department, (760) 256-2211. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the WE-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME or on We-Tip’s website at www.wetip.com.
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