A driver is suspected of two hit-and-runs Thursday night on Highway 156 near Hollister before abandoning the vehicle in which authorities found a BB gun, what appeared to be blood and blown-out windows, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The first hit-and-run occurred on Highway 156 and Union Road at 7:44 p.m. when an older green Honda rear-ended a silver Mercedes and fled, while no injuries were reported. The suspect vehicle continued westbound on 156 and struck another vehicle near Buena Vista Road by the city’s sewer pond, which a CHP spokesman described as a Dodge or Ford Mustang. No injuries were reported there, either.
At that point, it appears as though the right tire of the suspect vehicle came off and the suspect driver fled the scene, according to the CHP’s spokesman, Officer Chris Miceli.
The CHP checked with Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital to see if anyone had been there possibly connected to the Honda.
The CHP also investigated the Arizona plates on the suspect vehicle, which came back to an owner in Hollister. Miceli said the owner of the vehicle claimed the Honda had been stolen at that point.
No arrests have been made in connection with the incidents, Miceli said, while the case remains under investigation.