Woman booked for DUI, hit and run, child endangerment, assault on officer
Photo: Lizette Yesenia Aguilar
HOLLISTER – An accident occurred on October 18th near Highland and Diablo Drives, in which the driver left their car behind, with two children inside.
The driver had hit into a parked car, went on down the road a bit, and then stopped and fled, according to witnesses.
The female owner of the parked car came out and confronted the driver, and noticed the three children in the car (ages 7, 4 and 1). Instead of waiting for police, as being instructed by the owner, the driver instead bit her on the arm and ran away, with her 7-year-old joining her.
Left behind in the culprit vehicle sat her 4-year-old and 1-year-old children.
Officers arrived, and soon the suspect driver returned. 23-year-old Lizette Yesenia Aguilar “displayed signs of intoxication and refused to cooperate with police.” This included spitting on police, and hurling verbal abuse even as she was taken to Hazel Hawkins in order to be medically cleared.
Aguilar added kicking of officers to her bad behavior.
The DUI driver was “booked at the San Benito County Jail for suspicion of Driving while Under the Influence, Leaving the scene of a vehicle collision, Child endangerment, Child abandonment and battery on an officer.”
Aguilar’s family members came to get the children, and Child Protection Services was contacted.