Suspect Arrested for Hit and Run

Suspect Arrested for Hit and Run

BAKERSFIELD — A 25-year-old Bakersfield man was arrested for a hit and run accident that occurred early Sunday morning and resulted in one death.

Joselito Meza was booked into the Kern County Jail for a hit and run causing injury, DUI causing injury, DUI causing injury or death and gross vehicular manslaughter.

At 2:40 a.m, February 1, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office came upon a highly intoxicated Meza, who told officers he had been carjacked and that his vehicle was stolen.

Officers quickly located the vehicle and discovered it had damage consistent with being involved in a collision involving a pedestrian.
An hour later, a citizen contacted police, reporting that she saw what appeared to be a person sleeping in the center median of the 3300 block of Buena Vista Road.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered 22-year-old Miguel Angel Aldaco dead. Officers found evidence linking Meza’s vehicle to the scene of the hit and run, as well as information asserting that he and the victim were together earlier that night. There is no indication that a carjacking ever occurred.

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Suspect Arrested for Hit and Run was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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