29-Year-Old Man Arrested after Hit-and-Run Accident near Caldwell Avenue
VISALIA, CA (September 12, 2023) – Thursday morning, police arrested Marco Martinez after a hit-and-run DUI collision on Highway 198.
Police responded to the scene around 10:00 a.n., near Caldwell Avenue.
According to reports, a witness provided officers with directions to a suspect after a hit-and-run crash in the area. Crews followed the vehicle before it came to a stop in the area of Country Center Drive and Caldwell Avenue.
The two men inside the vehicle fled the scene on foot before officers located them a short distance later. Officers also discovered a loaded 9mm handgun inside the suspect’s vehicle.
Following preliminary duties, police arrested 29-year-old Marco Martinez for suspected DUI causing injury, hit-and-run, and other related charges
His passenger – 28-year-old Homero Alonso – was transported to Kawaeh Health Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.
No further details regarding the Highway 198 DUI crash have been released to the public. Visalia Officials will provide more information once available.
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