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Man Arrested for Allegedly Hitting 16-year-old Pedestrian and Leaving the Scene

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 9:04pm

Ramon Mendias, 57, was arrested in connection with a hit and run accident in Fabens that involved a 16-year-old pedestrian.

Mendias is charged with intoxication assault and leaving the scene of an accident that occurred on December 12, 2012.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Mendias was driving his Chevrolet pickup truck on N.W. 1st St. and NW H St. in Fabens when he allegedly struck the16 year old girl.

Deputies said the girl was lying in the street when they arrived.

Sheriff's deputies caught up with Mendias about 20 minutes later.  He told them he planned to return to the scene with his wife.

The 16-year-old victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries and is expected to recover.



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