Beaumont, CA -
On March 10, 2022, at approximately 8:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 4th Street and Nicholas Road regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle versus a pedestrian. The driver of the involved vehicle fled the scene, but was quickly located by officers a few blocks from where the collision occurred. The driver, Christopher Aunchman, 42 years old of Banning, showed signs of being under the influence of drugs/alcohol.
The pedestrian was found to have major injuries and was transported by AMR to an area hospital in critical condition. The suspect was arrested for Hit and Run and Felony Driving Under the Influence and booked at Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.