California Highway Patrol Newhall officers responded Tuesday to a report of a man who reportedly fled the scene of an alleged freeway hit-and-run on foot.
According to initial reports, the incident began after a vehicle struck a sign on the northbound side of Highway 14 near Soledad Canyon Road.
The vehicle is believed, according to CHP officers, to have hit the sign but continued to drive for some distance, dragging the object that was struck along with it.
“The incident began at 1:15 p.m. with a solo traffic collision into a sign,” said Officer Josh Greengard, a spokesman for the local CHP Office. “A witness began calling into 9-1-1 stating that the driver was very agitated and running from the scene.”
According to Greengard, the suspect was believed to have exited their vehicle and then began running across the freeway and was hiding on a dirt embankment.
At approximately 6:45 p.m., the suspect was detained but Greengard said the chain of events that led up to his detainment are unclear at the time of this publication.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.