Police Arrest 20-Year-Old Royal Santos for DUI after Hit-and-Run Crash in Merced
MERCED, CA (July 13, 2021) – Royal Santos was arrested for DUI after a hit-and-run crash in Merced Friday, July 9.
The accident happened on West Avenue near Gracey Elementary School and Lopes Avenue. According to the Merced Police Department, the 20-year-old man was driving a vehicle when he collided with another car. The impact caused Santos’ vehicle to overturn.
After the crash, Santos abandoned his vehicle. A female passenger in one of the vehicles suffered traumatic injuries to her arm.
Paramedics took the injured woman to a hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, officers searched the area and found Santos in the 800 block of U Street. They determined that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. They arrested and charged him with felony DUI and hit-and-run.
Merced Police are still investigating the crash. They urged anyone with any information to contact Officer Calcagno at 209-385-6905 or by email at [email protected]
Any amount of alcohol can impair your judgment and slow down your reaction time. So never drink and drive. And when involved in an accident, immediately take safety measures. Pull over and call the authorities.
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