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Alleged DUI driver arrested after two crashes

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Dec 24 2013 10:10:24 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 14 2013 08:59:14 AM CDT
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CHICO, Calif. -

A Chico man was arrested for DUI and hit and run after police say he was involved in two crashes Sunday night.     

Just before 8:30 p.m. Chico Police received a report of a hit and run on the 1200 block of Forest Avenue.  There were no serious injures and the suspect's vehicle was described as a green Dodge truck.
 
Three minutes later police got a second call about a head-on crash involving the same truck.  The second crash involved a Ford truck at Forest Avenue near Humboldt Road.

Zachary Wertz, 25, was arrested for DUI and hit and run.

The male driver of the Ford truck was transported to the hospital with significant injuries.

Forest Avenue was closed to southbound traffic for approximately two hours.