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Police Arrest Sonora Man For Leaving Scene Of Accident

Sonora, Ca — 43-year-old Lloyd Johnson of Sonora found himself behind bars Monday after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident.

Shortly after 3pm, the Sonora PD was dispatched to a report of a vehicle accident in the area of Washington St., and Cowan St. Upon arrival, they were unable to locate any vehicles.

Witnesses told officers that the driver of an International Travel-All struck a rock wall on Washington St. after veering to the right for an unknown reason. The officers followed a trail of vehicle fluids to Orchard Ave, approximately one-half mile from the accident scene, and located the vehicle, the driver and a passenger.

The passenger, 37-year-old Julie Johnson was reportedly complaining of head, neck and stomach pains as a result of the accident. She was transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center.

Lloyd Johnson was placed under arrest for felony hit and run. Johnson told officers that he didn´t want to block traffic following the accident, so he left the area and drove home.

Written by BJ Hansen