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Driver in deadly Elk Grove hit-and-run arrested, suspected of DUI, police say

Police say the driver also had an active warrant for his arrest for driving under the influence of a drug.
Credit: Elk Grove Police Department

ELK GROVE, Calif. — The suspected driver in a deadly Elk Grove hit-and-run was arrested and is facing charges that include DUI, police said Wednesday.

Police identified the suspect as Michael Brown, 54. He was booked into the county jail on charges that include hit-and-run resulting in death, driving under the influence of a drug, violation of parole and an active warrant for driving under the influence of a drug.

The arrest is in connection to the deadly hit-and-run in the area of West Stockton Boulevard near Whitelock Parkway that happened around 5:18 a.m. Wednesday morning. Officers responded to the collision after getting reports that a man had been hit by a vehicle.

Despite efforts by first responders to save the man's life, he ultimately died. While he hasn't been identified by the coroner's office yet, police described the victim as a 62-year-old man. 

Police said the man was in the street when he was hit. 

Officers tracked Brown down after checking traffic cameras in the area that caught the suspect's vehicle on video. Police found Brown at a house in North Sacramento along with the suspect vehicle that had a cover over the damaged area, police said.

Brown was taken into custody and allegedly showed signs of impairment at the time of arrest.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact the Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Bureau at 916-478-8148.

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