Maybe it is our all-too-human instinct to fight or flee when we know that we’ve done something terrible. While the consequences of getting into trouble behind the wheel are something no one wants to go through, its’ almost unbelievable that anyone would knowingly harm another and then simply drive away. This is especially true if the other person was a child.
Patch recently reported that Santa Rosa Police have arrested a man who is suspected of having injured a 7-year-old girl in a hit and run crash that happened in southwest Santa Rosa on Saturday, February 16th.
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A spokesperson for the Santa Rosa Police Department said that the accident happened at 5:15 p.m. in the area of Campoy Street and Louis Krohn Drive when a 2004 black BMW, being driven by a man identified as Dominick Dejoun Weaver, 29, of Santa Rosa. Security cameras captured the incident when Weaver struck the girl and left her with minor injuries.
Police found Weaver at his home on Broadmoor along with the vehicle which matched the video footage from the neighbor’s home and corresponding Facebook posts made by Weaver. He was arrested and admitted to police that he had been involved in the collision and left the scene of the crash.
In addition to the charges related to the hit-and-run crash, Weaver is facing additional charges of resisting and obstructing law officers, possession of false identification or birth certificate, and driving while his license was suspended or revoked.