PETALUMA, Calif. (KTVU) - A suspect is in custody Sunday facing charges that he purposely hit and injured four cyclists in Marin County.
The CHP had asked for the public's help finding the hit and run driver. They announced overnight that they found him after receiving numerous tips that led them to a house in Novato where they found the truck involved and arrested the driver.
Aaron Paff, 21, of Novato, was arrested at his home just before midnight Saturday and booked into the Marin County Jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, said CHP Officer Andrew Barclay.
Witnesses say the truck intentionally swerved to strike four cyclists on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road, just west of Hicks Valley Road, around noon on Saturday, and then fled the scene, police said.
The Dodge Ram crew-cab pickup is an older model, possibly 10 years, with black rims, a slight body lift and wheels that protrude out past the body of the truck.
The cyclists sustained a range of injuries and were all transported to hospitals. One was life flighted due to the severity of his injuries. The vehicle was last seen traveling westbound on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road, past the cheese factory.
The cyclists were part of a bike ride that was raising money for a bike safety group.