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Arrest made in Davis hit-and-run of motorcyclist

Davis police booked a man on Thursday in Yolo County Jail for allegedly crashing into a motorcyclist and then refusing to call for help before fleeing the scene.

Since the crash, police had sought help from the public in finding the driver of the blue Jeep Wrangler-style vehicle that injured the motorcyclist. At about 10 a.m. Thursday, police arrested Brian Douglas Cassidy at his home in Davis.

Police already had a warrant for his arrest. A tip from the public that Cassidy had come home brought police to his door Thursday morning.

The crash occurred about 11:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in the area of Chiles Road just east of La Vida Road. The motorcyclist had been riding on Chiles Road west of La Vida when a Jeep Wrangler-type vehicle crossed over the center line and struck him.

The driver of the vehicle stopped and spoke to the motorcyclist, then left the scene without exchanging information or summoning medical aid for the motorcyclist, who suffered serious injuries in the collision, police said.

Police said at the time that the vehicle was believed to have significant front-end damage, and the air bags also may have deployed.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.