COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with a hit-and-run accident that injured four people Tuesday evening, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.
Jesus Mendez-Castenada, 25, was arrested after a traffic stop in the 1300 block of Millbrook Court, according to the release.
Mendez-Castenada admitted he was the driver of the white Ford truck from Tuesday’s accident, and he had injuries consistent with the crash, according to the release. He also had a controlled substance in his possession at the time of the arrest.
Mendez-Castenada's charges include: leaving the scene of an accident, four counts of second degree assault, operating a vehicle without a license and possession of cocaine.
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