ODESSA, TX (KWES) - A man is now behind bars and recovering from a crash.
This after being arrested by Odessa Police Officers on Thursday, January 8.
The man was identified as Jose Luis Acosta.
He was driving intoxicated with a child in the passengers seat.
Officials said this is a state jail felony.
OPD officers found Acosta on the 200 block of Golder after residents reported the crash.
An investigation began, revealing the black Dodge Ram hit a white Chevrolet before fleeing the scene.
A witness saw the truck head over to 52 and Alleghaney where the person held the driver until police arrived.
When OPD arrived they smelled a strong alcohol odor coming from Acosta.
They searched his pick up and found several drinks inside.
Acosta and 3 other minors were taken to Medical Center Hospital with serious injuries.