There are still no charges filed against a suspected drunk driver who crashed his car into a Hamilton Drive house Dec. 10.
The district attorney as of Tuesday had yet to file charges more than three months after the incident, according to court records.
Hollister police arrested Joel B. Ledesma after he crashed a car into a home in the 1200 block of Hamilton Drive at 6:24 p.m. Dec. 10, according to the Hollister Police Department.
It turns out Ledesma in October 2017 pleaded no contest to DUI and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle in connection to an October 2016 arrest and was on probation when he crashed his car in December.
For the 2016 DUI and concealed weapon charges, he was sentenced to 20 days in county jail and a fine of $2,552, according to court records. His probation was effective until October 2020.
As for the most recent incident, the district attorney has not returned phone calls seeking answers on court matters in recent weeks. Prosecutors in many cases have up to a year to file charges, but will customarily do so promptly with serious cases.
According to a statement released by Hollister police regarding the crash into the home:
At 6:24 p.m. Dec. 10, officers were dispatched to 1293 Hamilton Drive after receiving a report that a vehicle had crashed into a residence.
When officers arrived they found a vehicle had run into the residence. The speeding vehicle went through a wall on the west side of the house, and the front end of the vehicle came to rest in one of the bedrooms of the home. One of the witnesses who reside in the house described the impact as an explosion. Fortunately, no one in the house was injured as a result of the crash.
The driver of the car was found a short distance from the residence with a leg injury. There was one passenger in the vehicle at the time of the collision that was flown to a trauma center for treatment.
As officers were interviewing Ledesma, they noted he was showing signs of intoxication. Field sobriety test revealed a high level intoxication while drugs were also located inside the vehicle. Ledesma was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for injuries during the collision.
Ledesma is facing recommended charges from police of felony drunk driving and drug charges.