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American Canyon police arrest suspect after a hit-and-run

American Canyon police arrest suspect after a hit-and-run


A 26-year-old man was arrested by American Canyon Police Wednesday after a motorist hit a parked car on the 2100 block of Elliot Drive at 8 a.m. and fled on foot.

Police said they stopped Miguel Torres-Canchola a short distance away. Torres-Canchola said he was just taking a walk, but a witness to the hit-and-run identified him as the driver, Chief Oscar Ortiz said.

Torres-Canchola, who had a run-in with American Canyon police last February, was booked into the Napa County jail for possible misdemeanor charges of hit and run, driving under the influence of drugs, possession of methamphetamine, driving with a suspended license and violation of probation.

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Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.

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