RIDGECREST, Calif. (KGET) – At around 8 p.m. on May 13, officers were dispatched to an accident site at the intersection of California Avenue and Sunland Streets in Ridgecrest, Calif. For reports of a collision. During the journey, the dispatchers received a call that one of the parties involved, 22-year-old Devin McLaughlin, had fled the scene, the police said.
The victim provided a detailed description of McLaughlin, including the injuries he sustained in the accident. According to a press release, McLaughlin later called the police to report that his car had been stolen and may have been involved in an accident. According to McLaughlin’s claims, officers met him in a mobile home. McLaughlin matched the driver’s description and was arrested, according to police.