CHICO (AP) – Alcohol is suspected in a hit-and-run crash that led to the arrest of New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas in Northern California, authorities said Tuesday.
Rosas, 25, allegedly failed to stop for a red light and plowed his Chevrolet SUV into the side of a pickup truck Monday in the city of Chico, the California Highway Patrol said.READ MORE: After 43 Days On The Run, The Woman Accused Of Killing An Elite San Francisco Cyclist Was Captured In Costa Rica
Rosas kept driving and then walked away from the SUV when it broke down, the CHP said in a statement. He was arrested a short time later on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.
Rosas’ hands, legs and bare feet were covered in blood when officers found him, officials said.
“Alcohol impairment is believed to a factor in the collision,” the CHP statement said.READ MORE: Getting Answers: What Do Increased Releases From Folsom Dam Mean For Region's Water Levels?
Witnesses told investigators that shortly before the crash the Chevy SUV was passing traffic over double yellow lines at speeds topping 100 mph (160 kph), authorities said.
Rosas, who’s from Chico, joined the Giants in 2017 and was selected for the Pro Bowl a year later.
“We are aware of the situation and have been in contact with Aldrick,” the Giants said in a statement. “We have no further comment at this time.”MORE NEWS: 'This Isn't Going To Hold Us Back': Drag Event In Woodland Stopped Over Alleged Threats Of Violence
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