Felony hit-and-run driver arrested

Grover Beach police have a woman in custody after she hit a fire hydrant and fled from the scene.

According to GBPD, officers were dispatched to an injury traffic collision located in the 900 block of North 12th Street at around 9:16 a.m. Upon arrival, officers say they found a Ford F150 had collided with a fire hydrant located at the northeast corner of 12th Street and San Diego Loop.

The fire hydrant at the corner of North 12th and San Diego Loop before the hit-and-run collision

Police say the damage to the fire hydrant caused a temporary loss of water service to parts of Grover Beach. The driver and passenger had both fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival. Police later located the suspects hiding in a nearby garage.

Police say the passenger, Regina Encallado of Arroyo Grande, was transported by ambulance to the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital where she was treated for moderate injuries. The driver Chantel Molina, also of Arroyo Grande, was arrested for felony hit and run.  Molina was booked into the San Luis County Jail with a $75,000 bond.

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Felony hit-and-run driver arrested was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by admin