A 19-year old Atascadero man, wanted in connection with two hit-and-run car accidents, was arrested by police after a one-car accident in San Luis Obispo on southbound Highway 101 at 2 p.m. on January 19, 2009.
The individual allegedly was in hit-and-run auto accidents in Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo earlier in the day before he was captured by the California Highway Patrol.
A CHP Officer said that the individual was in a one-car accident when his Mini Cooper crashed down a small hill near the Highway 101 on-ramp. The driver attempted to flee from officers on foot as he ran across the freeway but was eventually captured and arrested by police near Prado Road.
In addition to his car accident transgressions, a man matching the description had, according to CHP, stolen items out of a car at Cuesta College but dropped them and ran off as its owner confronted him. The individual noted here could be charged with two counts of hit-and-run driving, driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and (DUI) drugs and resisting arrest. They may add theft to that, as well, if the earlier accounts at Cuesta College can be linked to him.
This young man clearly has no business driving a car. If he was DUI of alcohol and drugs and leaving the scenes of car accidents, then we hope that he is punished to the fullest extent of the law. He has no respect, whatsoever, for the safety and well-being of other drivers.
Our car accident attorneys in San Diego hope you understand that there are drivers out there like this individual; drivers that have no regard for anyone’s safety. That is why you must always take the and constantly scan your eyes across the road for anything out of the ordinary.
The law has caught up with this bad driver, but you do not want to get in the path of another driver who is on their way down. They may just take you with them.
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