California Highway Patrol officers arrested a Visalia man on Tuesday for domestic violence after finding his bloodied girlfriend running on Highway 101 near Templeton, according to the CHP.
Shortly after 9 p.m., witnesses reported seeing a woman, who was covered in blood, running through northbound traffic. Officers arrived and found a 25-year-old woman on the right shoulder of the highway.
The woman told officers that her boyfriend had assaulted her while they were driving northbound on Highway 101 from Pismo Beach.
After a short search, officers found Jesse Medina Cordova, 27, hiding behind some trees on Ramada Drive just north of Main Street, officers said.
Officers arrested Cordova on charges of felony battery with serious bodily injury, inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant, misdemeanor driving under the influence, misdemeanor driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.8 percent or more and a felony for being convicted of three DUI offenses within 10 years and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail.
Cordova remains in custody with his bail set at $75,000.