The Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident where they found that Guttierez had nearly three times the legal blood alcohol level when he was arrested. He was also charged with driving without a valid driver’s license and fleeing the scene of an accident with property damage.
The sheriff’s office said that one person was sent to the hospital due to the accident.
Police say that one of the deputies who responded to the accident conducted field sobriety tests, which Guttierez failed. The deputy went on to say that all drivers have a fundamental moral obligation to stop if they are involved in an accident with injuries.
Police also say that Guttierez caused thousands of dollars in damages. He is currently being held at Polk County Jail on $2,000 bond.
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