Good Samaritan’s Help Leads to Arrest in DUI Hit & Run

Aimee Nadine Brown

On July 20, 2011 at about 7:44 p.m. Redding Police Department officers responded to the report of a hit and run accident, which had occurred on northbound Market Street at Grange Steet in the city of Redding.

Gerald Warren Long, 68 years of age, of Redding  reported that he was stopped at the red light at Market and Grange on his Harley Davidson motorcycle when he was rear-ended by a Honda sedan being driven by a white female adult. Long, who was wearing a helmet, received minor abrasions and contusions as a result of the collision and refused medical treatment at the scene.

After the collision with Long, the suspect vehicle left the scene. A witness followed the suspect vehicle as it traveled southbound on I-5. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) was advised of the suspect vehicle location and license plate. Officers with the CHP subsequently located the suspect vehicle and stopped it on Bowman Road. Redding Police Department officers responded to the location of the stop.

The driver of the of the Honda Accord sedan was identified as Aimee Nadine Brown, 27 years of age, of Redding, CA. Brown was positively identified by a witness as being the driver who’d hit Long and left the scene.

Brown was later booked into the Shasta County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol with injury (23153(A) VC and 23153(B) VC) and hit and run with injury (20001(A) VC). Bail was set at $50,000.

-from press release

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