On February 7, 2020, at 8:35 PM, officers were called to a reported hit and run traffic accident in the 1300 block of 17th Street, where the offending vehicle left the scene, partially disabled with a tire missing. The offending vehicle was located minutes later in the 700 block of 17th Street. Investigation indicated that a westbound vehicle operated by Israel Gonzalez-Ojeda (37), Monroe, crossed the center line in the 1300 block of 17th Street and sideswiped an eastbound vehicle operated by a 33 year old Monroe man, leaving the scene without stopping. There were no reported injuries, and severe vehicle damages. Gonzalez-Ojeda was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-2nd offense. Gonzalez-Ojeda was also cited for operating after revocation, hit and run to an attended vehicle, operating left of the center line, and operating with no insurance. Gonzalez-Ojeda was booked and released to a responsible person pending a court appearance.
Source: Monroe Police Department News Release