UPDATE: 7 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2020 - The kicker for the NY Giants is now facing charges in a Chico hit and run.
Aldrick Rosas, formerly from Orland, was formally charged this week. Rosas is charged with hit and run, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license, from a prior DUI.
Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey says on June 14, witnesses say Rosas flew through a red light at the intersection of Highway 99 and Garner Lane at close to 100 miles an hour, hitting a truck.
"He was extraordinarily lucky the driver was not slower getting through the intersection," said Ramsey.
According to Ramsey, the victim's truck was hit and spun around, along with Rosas vehicle, but Rosas was the only one injured. He received minor injuries.
Ramsey says Rosas did not do a DUI test following this crash because he was not picked up until three hours after the crash. Rosas was picked up covered in blood on The Esplanade, walking away from the crash site.
Rosas is scheduled to be back in Butte County Superior Court on Sept. 4 for arraignment.
CHICO, Calif. – NFL New York Giants kicker and Orland High School alumnus, Aldrick Rosas was arrested Monday in Chico after officers said he left the scene of a hit-and-run collision.
The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 99 and Garner Lane, according to the CHP.
Witnesses told CHP officers they saw a black Chevrolet SUV traveling north on Highway 99 passing traffic over the double yellow lines at a speed estimated to be 100 miles-per-hour. The black Chevrolet failed to stop at a red light and collided with a Ford pick-up truck that was in the intersection headed west on Garner Lane.
The Ford became disabled at the intersection and the driver of the Chevrolet attempted to run off from the scene, CHP Officers said.
Once the scene was cleared, Officers from the CHP and Chico Police Department arrived at the address associated with the registered owner of the Chevrolet, the driver was not located at that time.
Once officers headed back to the area of the collision to collect evidence, they noticed a man walking south of Esplanade near Eaton Road, which matched their description, according to the CHP report. Officers said the man, later identified as Aldrick Rosas, was covered in blood on his hands, legs, and bare feet.
Rosas was booked at Butte County Jail on a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge, along with driving with a suspended license. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision, according to the CHP report.
Rosas joined the Giants in 2017 and was selected for the Pro Bowl a year later.
“We are aware of the situation and have been in contact with Aldrick,” the Giants said in a statement. “We have no further comment at this time.”