CHP: DUI hit-and-run driver arrested after head-on crash at Oro Bangor Hwy

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif - A man suspected of driving under the influence and hitting head-on with another car on Saturday afternoon has been arrested after running from CHP officers near Oro Bangor Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Posted: Mar. 10, 2018 7:43 PM
Updated: Mar. 10, 2018 7:50 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif - A man suspected of driving under the influence and hitting head-on with another car on Saturday has been arrested after running from CHP officers near Oro Bangor Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

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The CHP says two cars collided leaving several people injured on Swedes Flat Road and Oro Bangor Highway on Saturday just after 3:30 p.m.

The suspected drunk driver known as 39-year-old Gary Chipman fled from officers but was later found along Oro Bangor Highway in the front yard of a woman's residence, according to CHP. 

The suspect was left with major injuries and his condition is unknown at this time. 

Traffic along the intersection was at a standstill but reopened after the two vehicles involved got towed. 

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