Two arrested in fatal hit-and-run
August 19, 2013
Sheriff’s deputies captured two men fleeing from the scene of a fatal hit-and-run incident Saturday in Shandon after an intensive air and ground search.
Vincente Muniz Montes, 38, of Shandon, is reported by officials to have been driving a 1994 Jeep when he turned left into the path of a 2012 Nissan Versa. The two occupants of the Nissan, whose names have not been released by deputies, were killed in the collision.
Officers took Montes and a passenger, Florencio Rojas, 27, into custody. Montes was charged with being an accessory.
The men were spotted by a CHP helicopter and chased down by K9 units.
Montes has been charged with vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence; felony driving under the influence; driving with a suspended license; and failure to appear on a warrant relating to the previous DUI.
Montes is in San Luis Obispo County Jail pending posting of $105,000 bail. Rojas’ bail was set at $5,000.