A Dublin man was arrested by Pleasanton police Friday as the driver of a car that may have deliberately struck and injured another man at the Stoneridge Shopping Center.
According to Pleasanton police Lieutenant Brian Laurence, Frank Gallant, 19, of Dublin, was the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck that drove up onto the sidewalk outside the JC Penny department store and hit a 28 year old man, knocking him down, and then driving away.
Police were called and witnesses followed the truck as it drove northbound on Foothill Road and crossed into Dublin, where officers stopped the vehicle and made the arrest.
Laurence reported that an investigation revealed that Gallant and the 28 year-old, who is not being identified at this time, were involved in an argument which led to a physical altercation in the Stoneridge Mall parking lot. The altercation ended and the victim began to walk away on the sidewalk on the east side of JC Penney.
Gallant then got into his vehicle, drove up onto the sidewalk and struck the victim, knocking him down. Gallant then fled in the vehicle.
The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted with a concussion and abrasions.
Gallant was subsequently placed under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and was booked into Santa Rita Jail.
Anybody who may have information related to this investigation is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.