Hit and run driver arrested


el-centro-police-department logoEL CENTRO – On  A 2006 Jeep Liberty was traveling east on Adams, when a 2003 Honda Civic went through the intersection north on 12th, causing the collision.  The Honda, driven by 24 year old Jonathan Knowlton of El Centro, fled the area.

Within minutes of the initial call, the Honda was stopped by Officer William Yu, and Knowlton was taken into custody.  Neither Knowlton nor the 23 year old  female driver of the Jeep were injured in the collision.  Both vehicles suffered moderate damage and both were towed from the scene.

Knowlton was booked into the Imperial County Jail on charges of misdemeanor hit and run and driving under the influence.  He is being held on $1,427.00 bail.  The other driver was found to be an unlicensed driver, she was given a citation and released.