News Story


Fillmore - DUI / Hit & Run Injury Traffic Collision
5/28/2013 7:20:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Driving Under the Influence / Injury Hit And Run Traffic Collision

Report Number:

RB# 13-11668


A Street at First Street, Fillmore

Date & Time:

May 26, 2013, 9:21 p.m.

Unit Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department / Patrol Services

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(S) Carlos Perez

(V) Joanna Sandoval

(V) Martha Sandoval

Los Angeles

Santa Paula

Santa Paula







On Sunday evening at approximately 9:20 p.m., Carlos Perez was driving a 1982 Datsun 280ZX north on A Street when he failed to stop or slow for the stop signed intersection at First Street and he collided with the rear end of Martha Sandoval's 2005 Honda Accord.  Prior to the collision, Martha Sandoval was going north on A Street and she was accelerating away from the stop sign at First Street to continue north.


Perez' Datsun sustained major front end damage from the collision and was no longer operable.  He fled the crash scene on foot running south on A Street.   Martha Sandoval's Honda sustained moderate rear end damage, but was still drivable.  She pursued Perez in her car while calling 9-1-1 for assistance.  Responding deputies from the Fillmore Station captured Perez on Sespe Avenue east of A Street.


The investigation established that Perez had been driving while under the influence of alcohol.  A passenger in Martha Sandoval's Honda was injured as a result of the collision.  Joanna Sandoval, 7 mos. pregnant, was admitted at the Ventura County Medical Center for observation.  Perez was arrested and he completed a blood test.  He was then booked at the Sheriff's Pre Trial Detention Facility for Driving under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury and Hit and Run with Injury.



Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Craig Smith, Sergeant

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Craig Smith, Sergeant  805-524-2233

Approved by:

Captain J. Hernandez


Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).