• DUI Collision Arrests: Cell Phone Footage Sought by Police

    On June 13, 2017 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Tide in Monterey reference a head-on traffic collision with injuries. One of the drivers, identified as John Mendoza, 20, of Marina, ran away from the scene. Mendoza was contacted a short distance away by a police officer.

    Officers contacted Mendoza and he resisted arrest. Officers believe Mendoza was under the influence of drugs and he was charged with felony driving under the influence of drugs, felony hit and run, and resisting arrest.

    Mendoza was transported to the Monterey County Jail and his bail was set at $30,000.

    The driver of the vehicle Mendoza hit was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Emilee Johnston, 19, of Monterey, was arrested for felony driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence with a BAC of .08% or more.

    Johnson was transported to the Monterey County Jail and her bail was set at $30,000.

    The injured individuals were treated at the scene.

    The police department is asking anybody with cell phone footage of the incident to contact Officer Kim Zook at (831) 646-3830.

    For Inquiries, contact Lieutenant Michael Bruno at (831) 646-3965.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on June 14, 2017

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log


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