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Suspected Drunken Driver Arrested In South San Francisco Hit And Run

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – A drunken driving suspect was arrested by the police who hit another vehicle in broad day light, took off, but later returned back at the crash scene.

A report of a hit-and-run collision was made around 4:30 pm Saturday to the police, and officers soon responded. When they arrived at South Spruce Avenue and North Canal Street, they found a damaged car which was occupied by an injured driver. The car that caused the accident was nowhere to be found.

The injured driver was evaluated by paramedics. However, details of his condition were not immediately released.

While police were investigating the crash site, the suspected driver who was at-fault, returned to the accident spot. The driver showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol.

The driver was identified as Jeremias Pirir-Ayapan, a South San Francisco resident. He was arrested on the suspicion of driving under the influence and felony hit and run. He was booked into the San Mateo County jail, but was later released.

The collision is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the case can contact South San Francisco police at 650-877-8900.

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