Last Updated on May 18, 2020
A man arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and on the wrong side of the road was re-arrested a mere ten minutes after being released from jail after allegedly choking a child during a carjacking.
Daniel Orozco, 28, was arrested by highway patrol for dangerous driving as he was suspected to have been under the influence of drugs and driving up the wrong side of the highway.
He was admitted to Monterey County Jail, but was almost immediately released by officials.
Barely ten minutes after his release he attempted to steal a woman’s car at a nearby parking lot. But after the woman refused to hand over her keys, Orozco allegedly began choking the woman’s eleven-year-old child, according to Breitbart News.
After Orozco’s threat, the unnamed woman handed her keys over to Orozco before he drove off, fleeing the scene.
The Salinas Police Department made a brief Facebook post about the incident where they wrote:
At about 1:16 this afternoon, Daniel Orozco (28) was released from county jail after being arrested by #chpmonterey a day prior for DUI-drugs and driving the wrong way on the road. Not more than 10 minutes later Orozco forced a female out of her car in the parking lot of Natividad Medical Center. The female refused to give up the keys to her car so Orozco began to strangle the female’s 11 year old child.
The female gave her keys up and pulled her child out of the car before Orozco fled the scene. With help from #chpmonterey and Gonzales Police Department he was arrested along Highway 101. Orozco was again booked into county jail for carjacking, kidnapping, child endangerment and assault with a deadly weapon
Orozco was later re-arrested on Highway 101. He was booked into Monterey County Jail again, and was charged with carjacking, kidnapping, child endangerment, and assault with a deadly weapon.
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