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Man arrested for allegedly hitting a car and fleeing the scene

Adam Jensen / Tahoe Daily Tribune

Police arrested a 43-year-old South Lake Tahoe man last week on suspicion of fleeing from the scene of a traffic collision and driving under the influence of alcohol after his vehicle allegedly hit a car occupied by three high school-age girls.

At about 12:45 p.m. March 17, police received a report of a traffic collision at the intersection of Julie Lane and Lake Tahoe Boulevard. A gray Mitsubishi Lancer allegedly turned left in front of a Subaru Impreza driven by one of the girls, said Lt. Marty Hale.

The driver of the Lancer allegedly left the scene before contacting authorities or the occupants of the Impreza.

Police arrested the driver of the Lancer after a witness to the collision followed the Lancer and blocked the car from leaving from a residence on Julie Lane.

One of the girls ” the front seat passenger ” suffered a bloody nose and lip as a result of the collision and was treated at the scene. The driver of the Impreza has also reported neck pain following the collision, according to police.

In addition to the driving-related charges, the man was also arrested on suspicion of violating probation out of Sacramento, Hale said.

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