Release Date/Time: 12/23/2016 12:55 AM
Incident: DUI / 20002 VC
Report #: 16 121206 & 16 121207
Date: Friday, 12/23/2016
Time: 9:58 PM
Location: Chaparal St. & Rainier Drive
Officers responded to a report of a vehicle collision on Rainier Drive and contacted Javier Gonzalez (30). Gonzalez had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and person and had collided with a parked car. As officers were conducting their investigation they were approached by citizens informing them that there were additional vehicles struck on Chaparral Street. Gonzalez had been driving eastbound on Chaparral when he struck three parked vehicles one of which was forced into the wall of a home on the 300 block of Chaparral Street. Three of the four vehicles Gonzalez collided with sustained major damage. Gonzalez stated he had one beer. Gonzalez was booked in County Jail on four counts of hit and run and DUI.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78 CRIME, or text information to the Text to the Text Tip Line with the code "SPD831" to "847411".
Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray
Telephone: (831) 758-7250