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Elk Grove police arrest driver in hit-and-run fatality

The Elk Grove Police Department released this evening that they have arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian early Wednesday morning.

Here is the press release from the department:

ELK GROVE, CA – Officers responded to the area of West Stockton Boulevard and just south of Whitelock Parkway after a 9-1-1 call of a person down in the road after being hit by a vehicle that then fled around 5:18 this morning. Officers, along with fire personnel, arrived and conducted life-saving measures. However, the man succumbed to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect vehicle was traveling northbound on West Stockton Boulevard when it struck the pedestrian, a 62-year-old man, who was in the road. Based on the investigation, no evidence at the scene indicated the suspect vehicle left the roadway, and traffic detectives believe the victim was in the street when he was struck.

Our Real Time Information Center staff immediately started aiding our Traffic team by checking surrounding traffic cameras as well as the adjacent Auto Mall cameras and discovered the suspect’s vehicle had been captured on cameras.

Some additional investigative work led officers and detectives to find the suspect’s vehicle parked at a house in North Sacramento. The car had a cover over the damaged area. Officers contacted the suspect and registered owner of the vehicle, identified as 54-year-old Michael Brown, inside the house. Brown was taken into custody. At the time of arrest, Brown displayed objective signs of impairment.

Brown was arrested and is in the process of being booked into custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail on charges of Hit and Run resulting in Death (Penal Code 20001 (b)(2)) and Driving under the Influence of a Drug (Vehicle Code 23152 (f), Violation of Parole (Penal Code 3056), and in addition, Brown had an active warrant out for his arrest for Driving under the Influence of a Drug (Vehicle Code 23152 (f). 

The identification of the deceased will be made by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Bureau at (916) 478-8148.

Elk Grove Police Department
VC 20001(B)(2  Felony   
HIT & RUN WITH DEATH OR PERMANENT SERIOUS INJURY
VC 23152(F)  Misdemeanor   
DRIVING A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER INFLUENCE OF ANY DRUG
Bail: $1,000,000.00
 
Case# Pending/NA (03) – Parole Hold
PC 3056     
VIOLATION OF PAROLE
Bail: No Bail
Case # 22MI017786(02) – Warrant Arrest
VC 23152(F)  Misdemeanor   
DRIVING A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER INFLUENCE OF ANY DRUG
Bail: $5,500.00
Total Bail Ineligible for Bail
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