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Man arrested in connection with accident at Ash Street and Ridgeway Avenue

Friday, August 16, 2013 | 10:39 a.m. CDT; updated 12:26 p.m. CDT, Saturday, August 17, 2013

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.

Supervising editor is Hannah Wiese.


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