A former Chula Vista police officer was arrested last Wednesday on suspicion of a DUI hit-and-run, officials confirmed Monday.
Jesus Salazar, 32, was booked into county jail and has since been released on bail.
CHP officers say he tried to flee the scene of a multi-vehicle accident that involved a semi-truck and an over-turned vehicle in the center lane on the I-8 freeway near Japatul and Highway 79.
A 3-year-old child was injured in the crash which occurred around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, CHP Officer Brian Pennings said Friday.
This isn't Salazar's first run-in with the law. Court records show he's on probation for a misdemeanor charge of trying to cheat during a card game at a local casino in June 2011.
Salazar, who was an off-duty Chula Vista officer at the time, was arrested by Sycuan police for capping.