A 47-year-old man suspected of crashing his tractor into a car parked on a Jurupa Valley street while driving under the influence, then attempting to flee the scene, was being held Wednesday in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Alberto Solis Ochoa was booked Tuesday night into the Robert Presley Jail on suspicion of DUI, hit-and-run resulting in property damage and evading a peace officer.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s officials, Ochoa was driving his yellow tractor through the intersection of Clay Street and Van Buren Boulevard when he plowed into a vehicle parked along the curb about 9:45 p.m.
The suspect tried to drive away from the location immediately after the crash, investigators allege.
Witnesses initially believed the collision was intentional, and deputies were sent to investigate it as a possible assault with a deadly weapon. However, after arriving, they determined that Ochoa was allegedly intoxicated, and they forcibly detained him as he continued to try to flee on his tractor, according to a sheriff’s statement.
No one was injured.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Jurupa Valley station at 951-955-2600.