Driver Arrested for Stockton Hit and Run Accidents
A driver of a white Dodge Ram pickup truck wanted in connection with multiple hit and run accidents in Stockton, CA, was arrested on May 18th, 2020. The Dodge driver, a 40-year-old man, is facing eight charges. Some of which included driving under the influence (DUI), hit and run, and others, according to the San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office. The charges stemmed from a series of incidents that occurred over two days. On May 17th, the man was driving his Dodge when he crashed into a Mercedes-Benz carrying several occupants. He reportedly fled the scene and the driver of the Mercedes-Benz reported the incident and provided a description of the suspect vehicle to the Stockton Police Department. Several other cars were allegedly hit by the Dodge as well. Local authorities tracked down the Dodge the next day and set up surveillance in the area. They observed the suspect entering the vehicle, attempted to conduct a traffic stop, and later detained him after a brief pursuit. Details regarding the number of parties injured in the hit and run accidents he caused was not immediately available.