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DUI arrest made after parked cars were struck
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Gerardo Ballardo, 23, of Modesto, was arrested for drunken driving early Saturday after he allegedly struck two parked vehicles at Pine Ridge Apartments, 1301 Richland Ave.

Police responded to a call about a 1:55 a.m. non-injury crash in the parking lot. Ballardo was on scene and Officer Keith Kitcher observed his symptoms of being drunk. A field sobriety test was administered which he failed. Ballardo also registered a 0.12 percent blood alcohol content on the breathalyzer.

Ballardo was booked for DUI and for a warrant issued by Modesto Police for a narcotic sales charge.