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Holiday Alcohol Task Force Officers Arrest Driver for Hit-and-Run and DUI; Driver Found to be in Possession of Handgun

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Officers from the Holiday Alcohol Task Force have arrested and charged Humberto Guerra, age 26, of Bronzegate Place in Silver Spring, with offenses to include committing a hit-and-run collision, driving without a license, driving while under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and drugs, transporting a minor while DUI, and possessing a loaded handgun.  Guerra was also served with a warrant for his arrest for a pre-trial violation from a previous offense.

On December 30, 2020, at approximately 12:57 a.m., Holiday Alcohol Task Force officers responded to a collision in the area of Carroll Avenue and Osage Street in Silver Spring.  A white Nissan Versa had struck an unoccupied, parked vehicle and the driver of the Versa, later identified as Guerra, and two occupants, to include a young child, had fled from the vehicle.

Officers located Guerra in the area.  Guerra provided officers with a false name.  He had a warrant for his arrest and did not have a license to drive.  

Guerra was arrested and a loaded handgun was found in his jacket pocket.

Further investigation by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer determined that Guerra was under the influence of drugs and alcohol and was driving impaired.

Guerra was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with the above-mentioned offenses.

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Release ID: 21-006
Media Contact: Sergeant Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: firearm , impaired-driving