Police arrested at Turlock man this morning on a charge of hit-and-run after an accident left a motorcyclist with a broken leg and other injuries.
According to Turlock Police Sgt. Stephen Webb, the accident occurred at West Main Street and North Tully Road just before 7 a.m. The motorcyclist was heading east on Main, getting ready to turn north onto Tully when a man in a pickup pulled out of a nearby Circle K parking lot and went to get into the turn lane, clipping the bike.
The driver fled the scene; witnesses called in a description of the truck. Officers found it on Pioneer Avenue, a couple of miles away.
“It had fresh damage consistent with the collision,” Webb said. Officers conducted an infield lineup with the witness, who identified the suspect as the driver.
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Police arrested Rodrigo Gonzalez Gutierrez, 35 on the felony charge.