The California Highway Patrol arrested a Sparks, Nevada man for allegedly driving under the influence and leaving he scene of an accident.
According to a statement from the CHP, Jerimiah Shinneman, 23, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and hit and run following a crash on Highway 395 about 1:35 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.
According to the CHP, Shinneman was driving a 2007 Toyota Scion northbound on Highway 395, south of Lounsbury Road, when due to his unsafe turning movement and his level of impairment, he lost control of the Toyota and left the roadway along the east shoulder of Highway 395. Shinneman’s Toyota struck and knocked down two paddle markers and approximately 130 feet of barbed wire fence.
Upon the CHP’s arrival, officers observed the Toyota Scion, heavily damaged with a flat right front tire at the scene of the traffic collision. Shinneman was in the vehicle and subsequently fled the scene northbound on Highway 395.
Officers located the Toyota in a driveway approximately 1/2 mile north of the traffic collision scene. Shinneman admitted to driving, failing to remain on scene until law enforcement’s arrival, and that he did not attempt to contact the property owner concerning the damage caused by his vehicle.
The CHP reports Shinneman displayed objective signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication, and he admitted consuming alcohol prior to driving.