Collision turns into bad action film in hit and run

A quiet Claremont intersection turned into a scene right out of a bad action film. At approximately 5:45 p.m., Monday, October 4, a red Camaro collided with a white Toyota Tacoma at the intersection of Arrow Highway and Elder Avenue. The driver of the Camaro, identified as 22-year-old Steven Tinajero of Pomona, attempted to flee the scene without stopping to check on the welfare of the occupants in the Tacoma. Mr. Tinajero apparently made a big show of his exit, driving up on lawns and into oncoming traffic, according to Lt. Ciszek. At one point, a gray truck tried to block the path of the fleeing Camaro as its driver tried to speed away. Claremont police officers eventually caught up to Mr. Tinajero near the intersection of Moreno and Mills Avenues in Montclair, where it was determined he was under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Tinajero was arrested and booked at CPD jail on suspicion of a DUI causing injury.

More police blotter news Thursday.


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