Driver damages multiple cars before being arrested in Redding

Redding Police arrested a 19-year-old for DUI and causing damage to a total of eight parked cars

Posted: Apr 19, 2019 2:21 PM
Updated: Apr 19, 2019 2:37 PM

REDDING, Calif. - Redding police arrested a 19-year-old for drunk driving and causing damage to a total of eight parked cars.

This happened in the area of Galaxy Way and Victor Avenue Friday morning at 3:00 a.m.

Police say Riley Whalen was arrested after a short pursuit with police during which Whalen hit two more cars. Then Whalen crashed into the rear fence of a residence.

Police said Whalen then resisted arrest and fled on foot. After police caught up with him he resisted arrest again. After a struggle he was taken into custody.

He was arrested for suspicion of DUI, eight counts of hit-and-run, resisting arrest and felony evading.

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