The Arcata Police Department is searching for a driver who is believed to have been intentionally struck another man with a vehicle around 2:30 p.m. today in a case of assault with a deadly weapon, Arcata Police Chief Brian Ahearn said.
The victim was driving his vehicle with his adult son in the car when he believed he was cut off by a driver in another vehicle, Ahearn said. The victim followed the suspect vehicle to southbound H Street where it crossed over Samoa before stopping.
“The victim got out his car to get the suspect vehicle’s license plate,” Ahearn said. “The suspect sped toward the victim striking the victim who then rolled up on the hood of the suspect vehicle and rolled off the vehicle.”
Ahearn said the victim had moderate injuries. that were non-life-threatening. He was transported while conscious and alert to Mad River Community Hospital.
The suspect vehicle, a white hatchback which possibly has window damage, was last seen heading south on H Street.
Law enforcement is searching for the suspect vehicle and the driver. The driver is described as a white male adult with short brown hair last seen wearing a black T-shirt. They are also looking for his female passenger who has brown hair with blond highlights.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Arcata Police at (707) 822-2428.