Modesto Man Jailed After Saturday Hit And Run
Modesto police have a 69 year old man jailed for drunk driving, hit and run and a variety of other traffic offenses, after they say he ploughed through an accident investigation scene Saturday night. Robert Earl Orndoff was caught in his driveway, after leading officers on a chase through several city streets.
Officers were investigating the single vehicle accident that killed 49 year old Martin Rodriguez, when they say Orndoff drove his pickup truck through the barricades striking two department vehicles. No one was hurt.
Roderiguez had driven into a parked semi truck earlier and was pronounced dead at a Modesto hospital.