HANFORD — In the span of a couple hours, Hanford Police officers responded to two separate hit and run traffic collisions Saturday night, resulting in the arrests of two allegedly intoxicated individuals.
Around 8:12, officers said they responded to the 2200 block of Fernwood Drive for a report of a hit-and-run traffic collision.
Witnesses said they saw a small, white SUV hit a boat, which was on a trailer parked on the side of Fernwood Drive, police said.
A tip from witnesses led the officers to the area of Fargo Avenue and Highway 43, where they located 55-year-old Jessica Martella driving a white 2011 Ford Edge.
As soon as officers made contact with Martella, they said they noticed she was intoxicated.
Officials said Martella was arrested on suspicion of DUI and hit and run and was booked into the Kings County Jail.
Just a few hours later, officers said they located an intoxicated hit-and-run suspect in the dumpster area behind Oak Liquidators after he fled the scene of a collision on foot, police officials said.
According to police, witnesses said a man, identified at 54-year-old David Fagundes, was intoxicated when he tried to leave the parking lot behind the Fox Theater in his car and hit a parked vehicle just after 10 p.m. on Saturday.
After hitting the parked vehicle, police said witnesses watched as Fagundes ran south across the street and lost sight of him near Oak Liquidators.
After Hanford Police officers responded to the parking lot behind the Fox Theater, they began checking the area and said they located Fagundes.
Officers said Fagundes was arrested and booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of DUI, hit and run and driving on a suspended license.