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Man Arrested After Hit-And-Run Collision In Canyon Country

Man Arrested After Hit-And-Run Collision In Canyon Country

An allegedly intoxicated man was arrested Saturday in connection with a hit-and-run collision in Canyon Country, authorities said.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to reports that the driver of a truck had rear-ended a Scion at Sierra Highway and American Beauty Drive at approximately 12:52 a.m. and fled the scene, said Lt. Rob Hahnlein.

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Deputies located the truck travelling near Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road soon afterward and conducted a traffic stop.

“(The suspect) was under the influence of alcohol,” Hahnlein said. “(Deputies) detained the driver and arrested him without further incident. He was cooperative.”

The suspect was still in custody at the SCV Sheriff’s Station around 10 a.m. Saturday.

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Man Arrested After Hit-And-Run Collision In Canyon Country

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About Melissa Lampert

Melissa became a News Writer at KHTS in July 2014 after interning in the newsroom. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and moved back to Santa Clarita to begin her professional writing career. She has published feature stories in "The Signal" newspaper and College of the Canyon's "Cougar News" and formerly worked as a freelance animal welfare writer for an online publication. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys volunteering at animal rescues, working on her animal rescue blog and her first fiction novel.