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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 staff writer at KHTS AM-1220 following her internship in the newsroom. She has been writing news and feature stories for the KHTS website since February 2014. Melissa is also a part-time staff writer at the Santa Clarita Gazette weekly newspaper and Canyon Country Magazine. After receiving her bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Melissa moved back to Santa Clarita to begin her professional writing career. She has published feature stories in "The Signal" newspaper and College of the Canyons' "Cougar News" and formerly worked as a freelance animal welfare writer for an online publication. She recently finished writing her first fiction novel and hopes to publish it someday.