Two were arrested following a hit-and-run collision on Sunday, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.
At around 8:55 p.m., Ismael Villegas, 25, of Ceres was driving his Ford F-150 north on Interstate 5, just north of the Colusa County line. Juan Hernandez, 27, of Williams was driving his father’s Saturn at a high rate of speed approaching Villegas’ location, according to the release.
Hernandez was reportedly under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and due to his level of alleged impairment, he allowed his vehicle to collide with the rear of Villegas’ vehicle.
After the collision, both vehicles ran off the roadway and collided with a fence on the east side of I-5.
According to the press release, Hernandez had a friend that was driving a separate vehicle who stopped at the scene. Hernandez allegedly jumped into that vehicle and fled the scene.
Villegas waited for CHP arrival.
Hernandez and the unidentified driver were stopped in Willows by a Glenn County sheriff’s deputy who arrested both of them. The driver for suspicion of driving under the influence and Hernandez for allegedly being heavily intoxicated.
After further investigation, a CHP officer was able to determine that the suspect in the hit-and-run had been arrested by the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office.
The officer went to Glenn County Jail and added additional charges for Hernandez and the driver, including conspiracy to commit a hit-and-run and DUI.