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Motorist arrested for suspected hit-and-run driving in Napa

Motorist arrested for suspected hit-and-run driving in Napa


A 33-year-old resident of San Pablo was arrested for investigation of felony hit-and-run driving Sunday night after his vehicle hit a stopped car on Highway 29 at Highway 221, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The suspect, Victor Saul Guzman Covarrubias, was found in the center divide, in his car, about a quarter mile south of the scene, the CHP said.

The incident caused moderate injuries to the driver of the stopped vehicle, Kevin Nicol, 33, of Napa, the CHP said.

Covarrubias was booked into the Napa County at 1 a.m. Monday. Bail was initially set at $100,000.

You can reach City Editor Kevin Courtney at or at 707-256-2217. 

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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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