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Man arrested after hitting 19-year-old with car after drunken argument in Logan Heights

San Diego police
Posted at 1:35 PM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 16:37:53-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A 55-year-old man was arrested Friday after hitting a 19-year-old with his car following a drunken argument, San Diego Police say.

According to police, the suspect, Fernando Chavez Lopez, 55, got into an argument with a 19-year-old man before 11 a.m. Friday. Lopez was reportedly drunk at the time of the dispute.

After the argument ended, police say Lopez went looking for the victim, locating him crossing the street at an intersection on the 3100 block on National Avenue.

Police say the suspect deliberately drove his vehicle into the victim, hitting him before taking off when police were called.

Ten minutes later, officers found the suspect driving on the 1100 block of Sicard Street. He was detained and later positively identified by witnesses, police say.

The victim sustained minor scrapes and bruises and was taken to the hospital.

Lopez was arrested and booked into jail, police say.