Suspected DUI driver flees crash scene

Apr 10, 2015 10:59 AM by News Staff

Chico police are searching for a possible drunk driver who ran from the scene of an accident late Thursday night.

The accident happened just before 10 p.m., when according to witnesses, a car ran the stop sign coming off of southbound Highway 99 and east Park Avenue, then hit a jeep, causing it to overturn.

Police say the driver ran from the scene, leaving behind the car and identification.

Investigators also found a bottle of alcohol and possible narcotics in the front seat.

The roadway was blocked for nearly an hour.


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