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DUI driver arrested in Costa Mesa hit-and-run

Police respond to the scene of a hit-and-run on 19th Street near Anaheim Avenue in Costa Mesa on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
January 19, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Costa Mesa police have arrested a woman who fled the scene of a traffic collision after running over the other motorist.

The incident occurred on 19th Street near Anaheim Avenue around 10:40 p.m. Friday.

According to police, the victim got out of his car to exchange insurance information when the 49-year-old woman ran him over and drove off.

The man was transported to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana.

Police tracked down the suspect's Honda sedan to a nearby apartment complex after a witness partially wrote down the female's license plate.

The woman was located and arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

No information on the victim's condition has been released.

CNS contributed to this report.


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