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City of Ventura - Police Department
Thursday July 14th, 2011 :: 06:03 a.m. PDT


Press release: Felony DUI with Injury & Felony Hit & Run with Arrest. July 13, 2011, 10:38 p.m., San Jon Rd. & Thompson

Incident: Felony DUI with Injury and Felony Hit and Run Arrest

Contact: Watch Commander, 805-339-4416

Location: San Jon Rd and Thompson Blvd

Date/Time Occurred: July 13, 10:38 p.m.

Officer(s) Involved: Ventura PD Patrol Officers

Victim(s): Joshua McMakin, 22, Ventura

Suspect(s): Paul Winchester, 35, Ojai

Report #: 11-7785


Two Ventura PD officers on patrol heard the sound of a traffic collision near San Jon and Thompson and saw a vehicle speeding away from the area. The officers caught up to the vehicle at California and Harbor and determined a collision had in fact occurred.

A search of the area revealed an injured bicyclist resting on the sidewalk almost a block east of San Jon. Medical services were immediately summoned and the bicyclist was treated at the scene and transported to CMH. He suffered moderate blunt force trauma to his upper torso after being struck by the vehicle and knocked to the ground. His injuries, however, do not appear to be life threatening.

The accident investigation determined that Winchester made a left turn too sharply and was driving in the opposite lane of travel (S/B in the N/B lane) when he struck McMakin who was riding his bicycle E/B on Thompson.

Winchester was arrested at the scene for driving under the influence and causing injury to another as well as fleeing the scene of an accident. He was lodged at VCJ.

City of Ventura - Police Department
1425 Dowell Dr
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-339-4400

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