DeAndre Curtis Hill, 47, of Costa Mesa, was taken into custody at a Costa Mesa hotel around 1:50 p.m. and booked into the Huntington Beach city jail March 6. He faces a felony charge of hit and run and driving on a suspended license. Police also discovered an outstanding driving under the influence warrant for Hill from a separate incident.
The hit and run occurred around 2:05 p.m. Feb. 24, at Beach Boulevard and Slater Avenue. The suspect was reportedly driving a black Dodge Magnum station wagon northbound on Beach Boulevard when he struck the motorcyclist, who was also traveling north.
Following the crash, the driver of the Dodge Magnum fled the scene, leaving the seriously injured victim behind. The victim remains hospitalized due to injuries suffered in the collision, according to the report.
During the investigation that followed, traffic investigators received information from several concerned citizens, leading police to a possible suspect and the March 6 arrest of Hill. Police located the suspect Dodge Magnum at another location in Costa Mesa, the report said.
Police ask anyone that may have witnessed the collision to contact traffic investigators at (714) 536-5670.