Suspect In Malibu Accident Spree Identified

1120 AM / 98.7 FM KMOX The Voice Of St Louis reported recently that the man who allegedly caused a series of drunken hit-and-run accidents in the area of Malibu on the evening of Sunday, March 21, 2021 was identified as a native of Wentzville, Missouri and the truck he was driving belonged to a company located in Wentzville. 

According to officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, and the California Highway Patrol, the incident began in Malibu on Sunday evening. The Wentzville man allegedly sideswiped multiple vehicles and led responding police and sheriff units on a chase thirty miles up the California coastline, along Pacific Coast Highway, Rice Avenue, Santa Clara Avenue, and California Highway 118, striking several other vehicles before crashing into a ditch near Center School Road on California Highway 118 north of Camarillo after running over a spike strip. 

The suspect was then taken into custody at gunpoint by police pursuers. The incident closed the highway to traffic overnight for cleanup and investigation before reopening around 4:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on the morning of Monday, March 24, 2021. 

Neither police officials nor representatives of the company that owned the truck would comment on how the man ended up in California from Missouri. 

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