Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Kelseyville man arrested for hit and run, resisting arrest

COBB – A Kelseyville man was arrested Monday after he allegedly attempted fled from the scene of a vehicle collision.

John Allen Kniss, 32, was arrested on felony charges of hit and run causing injury, driving under the influence causing bodily injury and misdemeanor resisting arrest following the crash, which occurred at approximately 7:19 p.m. Monday, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Tanguay.

Tanguay said Kniss was driving a 1991 Chevrolet Camaro northbound on Ranch Road, north of Highway 175 to Cobb as Heath Vijsma, 39, of Cobb was driving southbound on Highway 175 in a 1993 Ford Mustang. Another Cobb resident, 59-year-old Lynette Sandoval, in the front right passenger’s seat of the Ford Mustang.

Kniss allegedly allowed the Camaro to veer to the left and the front of the Camaro struck the front of the Mustang head-on, Tanguay said. The force of the impact inflicted injuries to passenger Sandoval.

Kniss then allegedly fled the scene in the Camaro and attempted to hide the vehicle at another location. Tanguay said the CHP located Kniss a short time later and he began to resist arrest.

Kniss was arrested and booked into the Lake County Jail, with his bail set at $10,000. He remained in jail on Tuesday, according to jail records.

CHP Officers Kevin Domby and Efrain Cortez are investigating the crash.

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