Three people injured in hit and run involving former deputy mayor’s car

The distincitive vehicle as recognised as belonging to the former deputy mayor

A MAN, 42, was arrested in Villamediana de Iregua, La Rioja, for his alleged involvement in a hit and run incident in which three people were injured.

The events took place in Camino La Solana, near La Cabaña Urbanization, and three people, two men and a woman aged 20, 23 and 28, were taken to San Pedro Hospital Logroño. When officers arrived on the scene, acting on calls from witnesses, they questioned the victims and witnesses to the event, and with their information, they were able to identify and locate the vehicle which caused the accident.

The driver was located and arrested within hours, and refused repeatedly to be tested for drug and alcohol use. He was charged with crimes against road safety and causing bodily harm.

According to the Guardia Civil, the detainee’s sister came to their office and claimed that she was responsible for the hit and run accident. The investigation continues to completely clarify what happened.

According to the local press, the vehicle involved in the accident belongs to the former deputy mayor of the town, Adelina Martinez. Although she denies having told the Guardia Civil that she was responsible for the accident. She has confirmed that went to speak to the Guardia Civil when she heard what had happened.

The detainee refused to undergo drug and alcohol tests

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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.


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