Man with suspended license hits pedestrianWORTHINGTON — A man driving a vehicle that hit a pedestrian Thursday morning in the JBS parking lot was cited afterward for driving with a suspended license. The incident was reported shortly after it took place at 6:17 a.m.
WORTHINGTON — A man driving a vehicle that hit a pedestrian Thursday morning in the JBS parking lot was cited afterward for driving with a suspended license. The incident was reported shortly after it took place at 6:17 a.m.
According to Worthington Director of Public Safety Mike Cumiskey, the 45-year-old victim was transported to the Sanford Regional Hospital Worthington, where he was treated for non-incapacitating injuries.
The victim told the officer at the scene the front left corner of the car hit him, hurting both his knees, but he placed his hands on the hood to regain his balance and did not fall down.
The driver, David Perez Heredia, 23, of Worthington, has a driving record that reflects several instances of not being properly licensed. In 2004, he was charged and pleaded guilty to driving without a Minnesota license. In 2005 he pleaded guilty to driving without a valid license and driving an uninsured vehicle.
In 2007, Heredia pleaded guilty to violating an instructional permit and to driving an uninsured vehicle.
In each of those cases, he was given a short jail sentence, stayed on the condition he serve a year of probation.
Then, in 2009, he pleaded guilty to no proof of insurance and failure to display a current registration. Again, a sentence was stayed on the condition he serve probation and pay a fine. His license was suspended in January because his fine was unpaid and the account had gone delinquent.
According to documents filed through MNCIS, the Minnesota electronic court document filing system, Heredia paid the fine so he can have his license reinstated before noon on Thursday.
This does not automatically restore his driving privileges, according to the Nobles County Court Administration. The court informs the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) that the person’s obligation was met through the courts, but the DPS may still have other conditions that need to be met before reissuing a license, the DPS Web site states.