A man was taken into custody in Redding after allegedly driving under the influence, attacking a convenience store employee, and causing two automobile accidents.
46-year-old Michael Hernandez hails from Santa Rosa, California.
On the morning of November 2, Hernandez reportedly took a trip to Redding in his vehicle.
While in the town, Hernandez reportedly visited a Redding Circle K gas station and convenience store.
While inside of the establishment, Hernandez allegedly began to take merchandise from the shelves and throwing it in the direction of one of the workers on shift. The employee was reportedly hit, but not injured by the items.
In a purported response to his alleged actions against the worker, Hernandez was doused with pepper spray.
The man reportedly fled from the establishment and drove off in his automobile, which was described as a burgundy Grand Prix.
A short distance from the Circle K, an inhabited vehicle was reportedly involved in a hit and run accident.
Just after the first reported accident, the police learned of a second crash involving a parked car.
Both incidents reportedly involved a vehicle fitting the description of the one Hernandez was allegedly driving.
When the authorities tracked down the vehicle they believed belonged to Hernandez, it was reportedly parked in front of one of his relatives’ homes.
The police tried to interact with Hernandez, but they reported that he was initially uncooperative.
After giving in to their requests and talking to the officers, it was reported that Hernandez was assessed to be under the influence of a substance.
Hernandez was placed under arrest and booked into the Shasta County Jail, and records show that he is being held on a $50,000 bail.
According to a news release from the Redding Police Department, Hernandez is expected to face charges for battery, hit and run, and driving under the influence of drugs.
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