Release Date/Time: 5/6/2013 11:48 AM
Incident: Driving Under the Influence , Vehicle Pedestrian Accident
Report #: 13050207
Date: Sunday, 5/5/2013
Time: 2:09 AM
Location: 1500 block of Duran Cir.
Officers responded to the 1500 block of Duran Circle as Jesus Castillo ( 34 ) was reporting he had accidentally run over his wife. Officers arrived and rendered aid to the victim and detained Castillo after obtaining initial statements. The victim was transported to a local hospital and later was life flighted to a Bay area hospital suffering from serious injuries including multiple skull fractures and internal injuries. Her condition is critical and her injuries are considered life threatening.
The investigation revealed Castillo and the victim had returned home from a party where they had been drinking. Castillo and the victim became involved in an argument and to avoid further problems he elected to leave the residence. Castillo entered his truck and was starting to drive away with the victim running towards the vehicle. Castillo suddenly felt an impact and stopped to find out he had run over the victim. Castillo remained on scene and contacted police.
Officers determined Castillo exhibited symptoms of intoxication and processed him for driving under the influence.
Several witnesses were contacted by officers and they provided statements. The investigation is continuing. If anyone has information related to this incident , you area encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department at 758-7321 or to remain anonymous you can call 775-4222
Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera
Telephone: (831) 758-7348