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February 28, 2024

Minor suspected of DUI, marijuana charges after wreck

Police arrested a 17-year-old on DUI and drug charges after a vehicle collision on Rancho Drive.

According to Hollister police:

On Oct. 21 at about 12:35 a.m., officers responded to a vehicle collision and arrested, a 17-year-old male on charges of driving under drug influence, possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana.

At about 11:58 p.m., the Hollister police officers responded to a report of a vehicle collision that had just occurred on the 1400 block of Rancho Drive. A car had collided into several parked vehicles in the area.

Minutes later, officers arrived on scene and located the male juvenile driver sitting inside the car which had been involved in the collision. Officer Anderson began an investigation which resulted in the arrest of the juvenile for driving under drug influence.

While conducting the investigation, officers recovered numerous ounces of marijuana along with concentrated cannabis wax. Additional evidence was discovered which was indicative of someone selling marijuana.

The juvenile was booked into the San Benito County Juvenile Hall for the following charges: Driving while under the influence of drugs, driving without a license, possession of marijuana for sale by a minor and transportation of over an ounce of marijuana by a minor.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Officer Anderson at the Hollister Police Department at (831) 636-4331. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME. Calls to WeTip can lead to rewards of up to $1,000.