Sheriff: Man arrested for alleged DUI, hit and run following crash in Am Can

A 37-year-old American Canyon man was arrested on suspicion of committing a felony hit and run while intoxicated after allegedly striking a motorcyclist from behind and fleeing the scene, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

Maynor Manolo Martinez hit the unidentified motorcyclist with his vehicle near the intersection of American Canyon Road and Broadway in American Canyon at about 8:10 p.m. Thursday, Capt. Steve Blower said. The motorcyclist reported the vehicle’s license plate number to dispatchers while a witness followed Martinez’s vehicle back to a nearby residence, Blower said.

The motorcyclist was injured, Blower said, but the severity of those injuries was not known Friday morning.

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Martinez was arrested and booked at the Napa County jail on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and hit and run causing injury. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

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Maria Sestito is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She covers breaking news as well as crime and courts. Maria came to the Napa Valley Register in 2015 after working at as a reporter and photographer at The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC. S