Crime, Fire + Courts

Two arrested for April hit-run incident

By From page A3 | May 06, 2012

Davis police have arrested two people in connection with an April 15 hit-and-run incident that has left a Woodland man hospitalized to this day.

Investigators say the victim, 18-year-old Louis Robertson Jr., was riding in the back seat of a car whose driver was “spinning doughnuts” at the intersection of Eureka Avenue and West 14th Street, Lt. Paul Doroshov said.

“We believe that the back door was open when they were doing this exhibition,” Doroshov said Friday. Robertson was thrown from the moving car and run over by a second vehicle also spinning around in the intersection.

Both drivers then fled from the scene.

Robertson remained in fair condition Friday at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where Doroshov said he was hospitalized with multiple broken bones, collapsed lungs and other internal injuries.

“He’s lucky to be alive,” Doroshov said.

After a two-week investigation, Davis police last week arrested two Woodland men on felony hit-and-run charges. Devin Parsons, 19, and Luis Barajas Jr., 22, were lodged at the Yolo County Jail but have since been released on bail, a jail spokeswoman said Friday.

According to Doroshov, Parsons is suspected of driving the vehicle in which Robertson was a back-seat passenger, while Barajas was driving the sport-utility vehicle that struck Robertson in the intersection.

— Reach Lauren Keene at [email protected] or (530) 747-8048. Follow her on Twitter @laurenkeene

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