Man arrested in hit-and-run; 2 children injured

June 4, 2014 • Local News

Roswell Police arrested a man after he allegedly was involved in a hit-and-run vehicle accident that sent two children to the hospital.

Officers were dispatched to the area of South Atkinson Street and East McGaffey Street in response to a hit-and-run accident with injuries. Officers were told the driver of a green Dodge Dakota pickup struck another vehicle and then left the scene.

A Chaves County Sheriff’s Office deputy [auth] found a vehicle matching the description of the Dodge pickup they were searching for on the 1300 block of East Alameda.

A Roswell police officer and a sheriff’s deputy worked together in conducting field sobriety tests on the driver who allegedly caused the incident, identified as Francisco Morales-Pesqueira, 55.

While the field sobriety tests were being conducted, officers learned two children involved in the accident were taken to a local hospital for injuries sustained.

The status of the children is unknown at this time.

The field sobriety tests were not completed due to Morales-Pesqueira’s inability to stand, according to police. Morales-Pesqueira was transported to a local hospital. While at the hospital, Morales-Pesqueira was observed to urinate in the sink several times instead of the urine container given to him, according to police.

After being released from the hospital, Morales-Pesqueira was arrested.

Morales-Pesqueira was charged with aggravated driving while under the influence (fourth offense), careless driving, accidents involving death or personal injury, driving while license is suspended, duty to give information and render aid and accidents involving damage to vehicles.

Morales-Pesqueira was taken to the Chaves County Detention Center, where he was incarcerated in lieu of posting a $5,000 bond.

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