Pacifica police arrested a local man for felony DUI after they say he was responsible for a hit-and-run collision on Francisco Boulevard on July 25.
The call came in at 4:54 p.m. that day and officers searched for two cars said to be driving recklessly in the area of Carmel and Palmetto avenues. Minutes later they responded to a collision as a white GMC truck hit a power pole on Francisco near Fairway Drive. The caller said two men ran from the scene of the accident.
The men were located and detailed. Both suffered injuries that could have come from a car crash, police said in a prepared release.
A 36-year-old man from Yuma, Ariz., was determined to be the passenger and he was transported to an area hospital. The driver was said to be 43-year-old David Ochoa, of Pacifica. He sustained minor injuries.
Police say he showed obvious symptoms of being under the influence. He was taken into custody and charged with felony counts of DUI, driving intoxicated and causing injury and hit-and-run. He was also cited for driving while on DUI probation.
— from staff reports