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Press Release: Driving Under the Influence / Hit in Run  
Agency: Lake Elsinore Police
Station Area: Lake Elsinore
Written Date: March 15, 2019 Time: 08:00 A.M.
Incident Date: March 15, 2019 Time: 01:25 A.M.
Incident Location: Diamond Drive cross of Interstate 15., Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Glenn Warrington
File Number(s): L190740004


Vincent William Jaso

On Friday, March 15, 2019, about 1:25 A.M., officers assigned to Lake Elsinore Police Department responded to the area of Diamond Drive and Interstate 15 in the city of Lake Elsinore, reference a traffic collision.  Officers arrived within minutes and were told a vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Diamond Drive, failed to stop for the red light at the southbound offramp intersection, and collided with another vehicle.  The driver fled on foot westbound on Diamond Drive and northbound onto Auto Center Drive.  The occupants of the other vehicle did not sustain any injuries.

Officers immediately searched the area and located the driver, Vincent William Jaso running northbound on Auto Center Drive towards the auto dealerships.  Officers gave chase and were able to apprehend the driver, Mr. Jaso.  Mr. Jaso had injuries consistent with being the driver of the vehicle which caused the traffic collision.  The driver also displayed the objective symptoms of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and or drugs.

Mr. Jaso, 34 years of age, and a resident of Lake Elsinore, was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta for Driving Under the Influence and Hit in Run.

This is an ongoing investigation, and anyone with further information is asked to contact Officer Peterson at (951) 245-3300.   

As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members.  Business owners and residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.


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