SCOTTSBLUFF -- Scottsbluff police were called to a single vehicle accident in the 2400 block of South Beltline West at about 12:24 a.m. July 10.

 Officers responded and located a vehicle upside down in the ditch. Upon further investigation it was determined that 23-year-old Diego Santoyo-Noriega, currently of Scottsbluff, was driving eastbound on South Beltline West in a 2005 Gold Jeep Grand Cherokee. 

In about the 2400 block of South Beltline West, the vehicle left the roadway, crashing into a wire guard rail and then rolled, ending up upside down on its top. The jeep was considered totaled with damages in excess of $4,000.

There were two juvenile female passengers who fled the scene and contacted a short time later in the area. 

All three occupants were treated and released from Regional West Medical Center for injuries related to the accident. Santoyo-Noriega was investigated for driving under the influence of alcohol and subsequently placed under arrest. He was transported to jail after receiving medical treatment.

Santoyo-Noriega was booked into jail for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Serious Bodily Injury To Another.  Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s DepartmentScottsbluff Fire and Valley Ambulance assisted with the call.