The following incidents are submitted by the Quincy Area California Highway Patrol as a tentative summary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s).
Hit and run, Nov. 1
Sometime between 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, and 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, Thomas Hall, 26, of Quincy was driving his roommate’s 2015 silver Toyota Scion FRS while allegedly under the influence of alcohol. Hall allowed the right side of the Scion to strike something painted white. The impact with this object was significant and caused moderate damage to the car, including puncturing the sheet metal near the rocker panel.
It is unknown what the white object was or where it was located. The driver claimed that he had no recollection of the events of the night in question. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident or who may own a white object with recent damage of unknown origin but may have been caused by a vehicle is encouraged to contact the Quincy CHP at 283-1100 and ask for Officer Stowe.
According to the CHP report, Hall was arrested.
DUI, Nov. 2
At approximately 1:25 p.m., Scott McCallum, 58, of Greenville, was traveling northbound on Highway 89, just north of the Greenville Wye in a 1985 Mercedes Benz 300D. His rate of speed was about 55 mph.
After navigating a left hand corner, McCallum allowed the car to drift onto the east shoulder. The driver over-corrected to the left, causing the Mercedes to cross both the northbound and southbound lanes of traffic. The front of the vehicle then collided with a dirt and rock embankment on the west shoulder. The initial collision caused the Mercedes to spin counterclockwise. The left rear of the car then struck the embankment again, before coming to rest on the west shoulder and partially in the southbound lane.
McCallum exited the vehicle and waited on the shoulder for emergency personnel to arrive. He had been wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision and sustained a fractured clavicle and sternum, seat belt rash on his right abdomen and left pectoral, and an abrasion to his forehead.
Following an investigation, McCallum was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. He was transported to Plumas District Hospital in Quincy and later released to them due to the severity of his injuries.