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Costumed driver booked for Halloween night hit-and-run

Posted on November 2, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun

The alleged hit and run driver that sent two young girls to the hospital Halloween night is out of county jail after posting $20,000 bail.

Agustin Mendoza, 19, was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe north on Riverside Drive at Cherry Avenue around 7 p.m. when it struck a parked car, according to CHP Officer Marc Renspurger.

The impact of the crash pushed the parked car into two girls, ages 10 and 16, who were likely trick-or-treating at the time.

The 10-year-old girl suffered major injuries and the 16-year-old girl suffered minor injuries, the CHP said. Both were taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

Mendoza, reportedly in a baseball player costume, initially remained at the scene. He then fled on foot but was quickly apprehended and arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run, the CHP reports.

The force of the crash pushed the parked car into two girls, ages 10 and 16, of Boyes Hot Springs. A CHP officer found Mendoza who fled on foot and he was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run, Renspurger said.

Mendoza suffered minor injuries and he was taken to Sonoma Valley Hospital, then to jail.

 



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