Police Arrest DUI Suspect Michelle Rickman after Hitting Motorcyclist in Central Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, CA (April 21, 2021) – Michelle Rickman was arrested in a DUI hit-and-run crash in Central Bakersfield.
According to Bakersfield police, the crash happened around 10:00 p.m. Saturday, April 17, on South Chester Avenue at the Highway 58 eastbound on-ramp.
The 34-year-old woman was driving a silver sedan when she rear-ended a motorcyclist. As a result, the motorcyclist suffered severe injuries.
A bystander performed CPR on the motorcyclist. Emergency crews arrived soon after and took the victim to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Meanwhile, Rickman tried to leave the scene, but a law enforcement helicopter followed her and caught up with her nearby. Officers found Rickman in the 300 block of Brink Street and officers took her into custody.
Police booked Rickman into the Kern County jail for DUI and felony hit-and-run. They asked anyone with further information about the crash to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.
Never drink and drive. It can impair your judgment and slow down your reaction time. And when you get involved in an accident, pull over, render aid and call 911.
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