A 26-year-old Livermore man suspected of driving under the influence was found by police passed out on his sofa shortly after he slammed into a motorcyclist, officials said.
Fernando Carrillo was arrested Monday night at his Paseo Laguna Seco residence on suspicion of drunken driving and a hit-and-run, both felonies, Officer Traci Rebiejo said.
At around 8:05 p.m., witnesses said Carrillo, who was driving a Honda, came screeching out of the parking lot at a high-rate of speed and onto the wrong side of the road on Railroad Avenue.
Carrillo then drove over a center median to get onto the correct side of the road, and eventually slowed to stop at a light on Railroad Avenue and P Street, witnesses said.
Carrillo then crashed into a motorcyclist, who was stopped for a red light at the intersection.
A witness told Livermore Patch the motorcyclist was thrown off his ride from the impact of the collision and landed on his back.
"The guy driving the Honda seemed to be in shock — he had stayed for probably a minute and then he dove off," the witness said. "We were yelling at him (and) telling him to stop."
Carrillo then ran over the motorcyclist's left leg when he drove off from the collision and headed down P Street, Carpenter said.
The motorcyclist was taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he was treated for minor to moderate injuries, Rebiejo said.
Police were able to track down Carrillo thanks to a license plate number provided by witnesses.