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Beaumont Man Accused of DUI Hit-Run Felonies in San Bernardino County

An injury crash was reported about 7:35 p.m. Sunday Aug. 12 on 5th Street at Cunningham, just north of San Bernardino International Airport, according to the Sheriff's Department.

A Beaumont man was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving under the influence, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

An injury crash was reported about 7:35 p.m. Sunday Aug. 12 on 5th Street at Cunningham, just north of San Bernardino International Airport, a Highland deputy said in a statement.

A full-size Ford pickup truck collided with a Mitsubishi Galant sedan. The driver and front passenger in the Galant were injured, and the driver of the Ford pickup ran from the scene, deputies said.

The two injured people were taken to a local hospital.

Deputies investigating the crash learned the pickup driver was still around. They spotted the pickup driver and he ran to an occupied home. The people inside did not know the pickup driver and they did not let him in, deputies said.

Deputies caught the man and identified him as the driver of the Ford pickup, Jose Inez Garcia, 31, of Beaumont. Inmate records show Garcia was arrested in the 26700 block of 6th Street.

"During further investigation, it was determined that Garcia was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and a parolee at large," Highland deputies said. "Garcia was placed under arrest and booked for Felony Hit & Run, Felony DUI and a parole hold."

Garcia was booked at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino, where he remained Thursday and he was held without bail, according to inmate records. He has a court appearance scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 22, in San Bernardino.

concerned citizen August 16, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Piece of scum dirtbag.
Mr C August 17, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Already on parole...hmmm.
friendlyuser August 17, 2012 at 06:31 PM
This is what Obama wants for our country.
Deni September 20, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Just what does Obama have to do with this article? Moron!
Charles Ferrell September 20, 2012 at 07:20 PM
I will lay many of America's problems upon President Obama and his fellow Progressives/Liberals and their political ideology, but I have to give President Obama a pass on this issue. I will even give President Obama a pass on this one if we discover the guy who allegedly did these things is an Obama supporter.
Independent September 20, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Anyone who turns an completely unrelated topic into an attack against Obama needs to do the rest of us a favor and get meds for that OCD of yours.

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