Hit-and-Run Collision on Fletcher Drive Left One Injured, One Arrested

LA MESA, CA (January 27, 2022)Early Tuesday morning, authorities arrested Carmen Malijan for car theft and hit-and-run on Fletcher Drive.

The incident happened on the 7800 block of Fletcher Parkway. Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after.

Per reports, officers received several calls around 12:22 a.m., about the hit-and-run vehicle collision. Investigators say 31-year-old Malijan was driving a stolen vehicle when she struck another car and fled the scene.

Additionally, officers learned the vehicle was stolen from a nearby parking lot.

Shortly after the report of the crash, authorities located the reportedly stolen vehicle in the parking lot of 7938 El Cajon Boulevard.

A police chopper assisted in the pursuit as the driver led authorities on a short chase. Around 1:00 a.m., the pursuit ended on Baltimore Drive, where the driver stopped and was taken into custody without further incident.

Authorities arrested Malijan on suspicion of felony evading, hit-and-run, and auto theft. Police booked her into the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility.

One small driving mistake can lead to a car accident. This is why it is important to drive defensively and always abide by all driving laws. Keep your attention on the road, follow the speed limit, and never drive under the influence of altering substances.


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