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News Release

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Media Relations

Seeking Identity of Passenger in Felony DUI Investigation NR19068ti

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division detectives is reaching out to the passenger to come forward and to speak with detectives regarding a DUI collision investigation.

On February 22, 2019, at around 12:55 p.m., Joshua Garcia was driving-under-the-influence of an alcoholic beverage and had a male Hispanic passenger with him near the area of 1st Street and Chicago Street. Garcia became involved in a traffic collision which resulted in serious injuries to a bicyclist and two pedestrians. Garcia stopped his vehicle, however, he decided to flee the scene with his passenger. A witness chased down Garcia and apprehended Garcia for responding officers. The passenger fled the scene.

Garcia's BAC was .18% and was booked for 23153(a) of the California Vehicle Code, Felony DUI with Injury, Booking No. 5554701. Garcia is currently out on $130,000.00 bail.

An exterior video surveillance system captured the collision and it also captured Garcia and the passenger fleeing the scene. Detectives are releasing the portion of the video that captured Garcia and his passenger fleeing the scene in hopes the passenger self-identifies himself or he is identified with the public's help.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division detectives at (213) 833-3713 or Detective-II Juan Campos (213) 486-0755 or email him 31480@LAPD.Online During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.