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Press Release - UPD Case #24-0524 - Hit & Run

Date: 03-17-2024
Location: 100 Block Talmage Rd, Ukiah, Ca 95482
Suspect(s): Juanjose Naranjorodriguez, 31 year old male from Ukiah
Victim: 50 year old female of Ukiah
Violation(s): 23153(a) CVC - Felony
23153(b) CVC - Felony
20001(a) CVC - Felony
14601.2(a) CVC - Misdemeanor

On 03-17-24, at approximately 2223 hours, Ukiah Police Department officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Talmage Road for a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle.

Officers arrived on scene and observed a female subject in the roadway with obvious major injuries. The vehicle that struck her had fled from the scene. A witness at the scene described the vehicle as being white in color and having a distinctive green tether dragging behind the vehicle. The vehicle information was broadcasted (BOLO) to MCSO and CHP.

Officers and witnesses at the scene provided emergency medical treatment to the female, while waiting for medical personnel to arrive. The female that was struck by the vehicle was transported to a trauma center for treatment.

A CHP officer located a vehicle that had major damage to the front end of the vehicle and had the green tether hanging from the vehicle. The CHP officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle that was being driven by Juanjose Naranjorodriguez. UPD officers arrived at the traffic stop and took over the investigation.

Based on the investigation and Naranjorodriguez's objective signs of alcohol intoxication, Naranjorodriguez was arrested for DUI. Naranjorodriguez was charged with DUI with major injury, DUI with injury having a blood alcohol level greater than .08%, fleeing the scene of an accident involving major injury, and driving while suspended for DUI.

Naranjorodriguez was placed under arrest for the above-listed charges, and he was transported to the Mendocino County Jail after being medically cleared.

The Ukiah Police Department would like to thank the California Highway Patrol for their assistance with this investigation.
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