March 7, 2021

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Charges filed against woman for driving while intoxicated and hitting a pedestrian

SAN JUAN – The interim Secretary of Justice, Inés del C. Carrau Martínez, and the interim District Prosecutor of the San Juan Prosecutor’s Office, María E. Hernández Medina, reported that they filed charges against Elenis V. Marcano García, 27, for driving a vehicle intoxicated and hit a pedestrian, on January 11 in San Juan.

The investigation was carried out by prosecutor Néstor E. Acevedo Rivera, together with agents Maribel Santiago Vélez and Alexis Velázquez Martínez from the San Juan Traffic Division of the Puerto Rico Police Bureau.

The investigation arises that in the early morning hours of January 11, Marcano García was driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated, with .139 percent alcohol in the blood, on Avenida Roberto H. Todd, where he hit the pedestrian Edgard Espinosa Fernández, 23 years old.

The injured person, who was on vacation in Puerto Rico, suffered injuries and injuries that required medical attention, for which he was transferred to the Río Piedras Medical Center.

Marcano García was charged with a violation of Article 7.06- Penalties in the event of serious bodily harm to a human being of the Puerto Rico Vehicle and Traffic Law.

Judge Jimmy Sepúlveda Lavergne of the Court of First Instance of San Juan, determined probable cause for arrest and imposed a bond of 10,000 dollars against Marcano García, which he provided. The preliminary hearing was scheduled for October 13, 2020.

An indictment is only an indictment and is not evidence of guilt. The accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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