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Oceano man hit motorcylist with truck then fled, police say

Jason William Wallin, 34, of Oceano was arrested Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. Original story »
Jason William Wallin, 34, of Oceano was arrested Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. Original story »

A 34-year-old Oceano man was arrested today on suspicion of felony hit-and-run from an injury accident Saturday in Grover Beach.

According to Grover Beach police, Jason W. Wallin was driving a pickup truck at 8 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Grand Avenue when he struck a motorcycle being driven by Randall R. Queen, 55, of Porterville. The pickup fled the scene before officers arrived, leaving the injured motorcyclist in the road.

Following leads from witnesses, police identified Wallin as the pickup's driver and arrested him at 11 a.m. today. He was booked into County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Queen was treated at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital for moderate to severe injuries.

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