Release Date/Time: 7/28/2015 3:36 PM
Incident: DUI Collision with Injuries, Hit and Run, Probation Violation, etc...
Report #: 15-071564
Date: Tuesday, 7/28/2015
Time: 11:19 AM
Location: Market Way and Soledad Street
Salinas Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Market Way and Soledad Street regarding a hit and run collision involving a vehicle and several pedestrians. Witnesses had provided officers with a description of the suspect (driver) and vehicle. A responding police sergeant located the vehicle and its driver, Floribella Pahua, 34, on Market Way near Lake Alley. Pahua had driven the wrong way on Market Way from Bridge Street and struck several encampments and shopping carts in the area. At the intersection of Market Way and Soledad Street she collided with three pedestrians and fled the scene. All three pedestrians received minor injuries. Two refused medical treatment but one was transported to the hospital for treatment. Pahua displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was arrested for driving under the influence and felony hit and run with injury. Pahua was found to have 5 prior DUI convictions. She lied about her name and was found to be driving on a suspended license. She was also in violation of her felony probation terms. Pahua was booked into the Monterey County Jail.
Release Authorized by: Commander David Crabill
Telephone: (831) 758-7250