The victim of a Friday hit-and-run crash at a northwest Fresno convenience store took matters into his own hands by chasing down the suspect, running him off the road and pinning his truck in until police arrived.
Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez said the victim’s Chevrolet pickup was hit near Shaw and Brawley avenues sometime before 2 p.m. by a Boost Mobile company truck. Police had received multiple calls about the Boost Mobile truck, which hit at least one other vehicle while racing across Fresno. The California Highway Patrol had also been looking for the vehicle, which was reported to be driving recklessly on northbound Highway 99 near Manning Avenue.
The driver of the Boost truck, 47-year-old Michael Allen Childers of Fresno, had a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit, Gomez said. Police also found empty Four Loko cans in his truck.
Childers’ face was cut during the crashes, but no one else was injured. He was arrested on two counts of felony hit-and-run and one misdemeanor DUI charge, Gomez said. Investigators are searching for other possible victims, and anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Fresno Police Department at 559-621-7000.