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Man Over Three Times The Legal Limit Arrested For DUI, Hit And Run

A drunk man was arrested Saturday after he was allegedly seen drinking and driving before crashing into a parked car and fleeing the scene.

On Saturday, deputies responded to Railroad Avenue and 15th street in Newhall regarding a traffic collision, said Deputy Natalie Arriaga, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

“It was reported a male hispanic was seen swerving while drinking an alcoholic beverage,” Arriaga said. “The call was later updated (that) the suspect collided with a parked vehicle on Railroad Avenue and left the scene without attempting to exchange information with the registered owner.”

Deputies located the vehicle and conducted a traffic in a shopping center located on the 24800 block of Railroad Avenue, Arriaga said.

“While contacting the suspect, deputies detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the suspect’s breath and person,” Arriaga said. “Standardized Sobriety Tests were performed on the suspect, revealing a BAC of 0.267 percent.”

Sergio Zavala was arrested for DUI and misdemeanor hit and run, Arriaga added.

He was booked into the SCV Sheriff’s Station.

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Man Over Three Times The Legal Limit Arrested For DUI, Hit And Run


  1. Remember when the penalties were severe for this level of BAC? I wonder if he’s already back on the street and how many DUI’s he has. Under 3 strikes, you could be put away for multiple felonies. The streets were safer then but people voted it away. Sad. Thankfully he didnt kill someone.

    • C’mon man, it’s not like he misgendered someone or let out a racist dog whistle. Those are zero tolerance no strikes capital offenses. If he had merely killed someone we could have sent thoughts and prayers to the family and contributed to their GoFundMe for funeral expenses. But had he triggered someone and violated their safe space, that would be unforgivable. We’d have to send the Antifa Police to deal with that.

  2. Wonder if Zavala had insurance or if he was allowed to skip all the laws, rules & restrictions we all have to follow?!

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