An allegedly drunk, unlicensed driver made a total of five hit and run collisions Sunday, hitting a bicyclist, a pedestrian, a truck, a light pole, and then a Sports Utility Vehicle, according to the Danville Police Department.
Officers responded to reports of a dangerous driver along Danville Boulevard and Railroad Avenue at about 10 a.m. this morning, according to the police department.
Upon investigation, officers learned that the driver was traveling southbound on Danville Boulevard when he struck a bicyclist also traveling southbound in the bike lane. The driver did not stop at the scene, and continued southbound, where he hit a pedestrian standing in the bike lane.
The driver then swerved into the traffic lane and collided with a Ford pick-up truck, and continued onto southbound Railroad Avenue, where he traveled up onto the sidewalk and knocked a light pole to the ground. The driver then continued southbound on Railroad Avenue to Linda Mesa Avenue, where he collided with the rear of a Lexus SUV.
The driver, 23-year-old Cainan Schierholtz, never stopped at any of the collisions, according to the police department. Witnesses followed Schierholtz to the intersection of Montair Drive and Macomber Road, where police took him into custody.
The bicyclist was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and treated for multiple abrasions, contusions and minor head lacerations. The pedestrian and two occupants of the Lexus SUV sought their own medical treatment. The driver of the Ford truck was uninjured.
Schierholtz was booked for four counts of DUI causing bodily harm, three counts of hit and run causing personal injury, two counts of hit and run property damage, and driving without a license. He is being held on $350,000 bail.
Anyone with further information on this incident is encouraged to call the lead traffic investigator, Danville Police Officer Julie Parish at (925) 314-3700.