Police: DUI driver arrested following hit-and-run collisions in Redding

A Santa Rosa man was arrested in Redding Monday morning following a series of hit and run collisions, according to Redding Police.

Posted: Nov 2, 2020 11:09 AM

REDDING, Calif. – A Santa Rosa man was arrested in Redding Monday morning following a series of hit and run collisions, according to Redding Police.

It all started on Nov. 2, just before 7:30 a.m. Officers from the Redding Police Department responded to the 2400 block of Corona Street to investigate a series of reported hit and run collisions, involving a possible DUI driver.

Officers said they contacted 46-year-old Michael Hernandez, of Santa Rosa, driving a 2004 burgundy Pontiac Grand Prix. Hernandez initially refused to comply with the commands of officers on scene, but ultimately surrendered without incident, according to RPD.

Investigation revealed Hernandez caused a disturbance at the Circle K gas station and struck an employee with items from inside the store, police said. The employee pepper-sprayed Hernandez, who then left the scene in his vehicle.

Hernandez’s vehicle collided with an occupied vehicle in the area of Hartnell Ave at Victor Ave, and a parked vehicle in the 3900 block of Polaris Street, before arriving at a family member’s residence on Corona Street. Police said no injuries were reported from the collisions.

Police said Hernandez appeared intoxicated. He was then evaluated for driving under the influence, according to RPD. Hernandez was booked into Shasta County Jail. 

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