9-year-old boy struck by drunk driver

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Guam – A 19-year-old male individual is behind bars after he struck a 9-year old boy with his vehicle and then fled the scene.

The crash occurred on Sunday just before 8 pm in Umatac, according to police the driver was identified as Kobby Jo Ignaciao who was later discovered traveling on Route 2 by Nimitz Beach Park. Ignaciao was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he struck the 9-year old boy with his car.

The boy was taken to Guam Memorial Hospital for his injuries, at this time his condition is unknown.

Ignacio was arrested for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, underage consumption of alcohol and no valid driver’s license. He was booked and confined.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.