Friday, March 5, 2010

Drunken Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested after Fatal Crash

An accident is potentially a hit and run if the driver at-fault flees the accident area, without being recognized or identified by witnesses. A drunk driver who tried to accomplish this fortunately failed when he was arrested by the authorities hours following a deadly crash.

Reports stated that a drunk driver who was identified as Wilder Amaya, 30, from Marina, and his 28-year-old male passenger, from Seaside, were traveling along West Blanco Road in a 2003 Toyota Tacoma when the accident occurred.

Amaya reportedly slid away from the north roadway edge and suddenly hit a power pole. The Tacoma hit a solar-powered speed limit gun, which caused it to stop.

The driver then fled the area, leaving his injured passenger who was announced dead at the accident area.

After six hours, authorities were able to arrest Amaya near the scene of the fatal crash.

He was booked in Monterey County Jail due to the suspicion of felony DUI, felony hit-and-run, and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.