Hit and run driver arrested
January 7, 2013
On Dec. 31, shortly after Sgt. Jeff Booth entered the highway from the Prado Road on-ramp, Wade Evin Hamby, driving an older white Chevrolet pick-up traveling at excessive speeds, allegedly attempted to pass several cars by pulling into the slow lane. He then plowed into Booth’s vehicle propelling it to the center median and into a guard rail. Booth sustained minor injuries.
Hamby then fled the scene traveling northbound.
Officers arrested Hamby, 49, for hit and run resulting in injuries and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $50,000.