Alleged hit-and-run driver cooperating with Grover Beach police

May 13, 2024


The alleged hit-and-run driver who is accused of seriously injuring a bicyclist late Saturday night has contacted the Grover Beach Police Department and is being cooperative, officials say.

Shortly after 11 p.m., a car owned by William Ryan Dacosse hit a 31-year-old bicyclist at the intersection of Highway 1 and Grand Avenue. The driver fled the scene before officers arrived.

Emergency personnel transported the bicyclist to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The victim was in stable condition.

Based on witness statements and surveillance camera videos, investigators identified the vehicle as a blue 1966 Ford sedan with California license plate UCS 589.

Initially, Grover Beach police requested that the public help officers locate the driver and the vehicle. Then on Sunday evening, the police department announced driver was cooperating and investigators were no longer searching for the individual, nor the car.

The investigation into the hit-and-run remains ongoing. 


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Better to hit and run, go away and sober up, than to stop and deal with an accident while DUI, you can always claim you didnt know when stopping by the police station after the drugs wear off.

Hit and Run??? = cooperating???

Amazing how cooperative one becomes once it’s revealed in local news that witnesses and video of the car, driver and plate number exist.

It’s too dangerous to ride after sunset, even with lights.

Especially if you’ve been drinking! Have you?