Two Men Injured in DUI Collision on San Emidio Street

TAFT, CA (January 26, 2022) – Sunday evening, 44-year-old Eliseo Reyes was arrested after a DUI hit-and-run crash on Tenth Street.

According to authorities, the incident happened around 6:50 p.m., on the southbound lanes of 10th Street near San Emidio Street.

A 2004 Ford Mustang was reported to have rear-ended a 2022 Toyota Camry. The driver of the Mustang, identified as 44-year-old Reyes, fled from the scene upon the impact.

Meanwhile, paramedics arrived and transported the 19-year-old and 22-year-old occupants of the Toyota to a local hospital, after complaining of pain.

Furthermore, a witness followed Reyes to the 100 block of Taylor Street and reported him to the authorities. As a result, police charged Reyes with several crimes such as hit-and-run, driving under the influence, and driving without a license.

At this time, an active investigation is still currently underway.

The presence of alcohol or other altering substances in the body can impair thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination which are essential in operating a vehicle safely. So, never drive while under the influence. The consequences can be devastating for you and for others. By doing so, you can keep yourself and others on the road safe.


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