FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 18NF3240

DATE: November 30, 2018

MAN ARRAIGNED FOR ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON AND HIT AND RUN FOR COLLIDING WITH MOTORCYCLIST IN PLACENTIA 

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was arraigned yesterday for assault with a deadly weapon and hit and run for colliding with a motorcyclist in Placentia.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Michael Eugene Begin, 54, Long Beach

Charged on Nov. 26, 2018, with the following felony counts:

  • (3) Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Fail to stop at accident – hit and run-with injury or death

 

Sentencing Enhancements:

  • Great bodily injury

12 years and eight months in state prison

Pre-trial hearing

 

Dec. 11, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

 

Department N-12, North Justice Center, Fullerton

Circumstances of the Case

  • On Nov. 19, 2018, Begin is accused of driving a blue Chevrolet Silverado and cutting off John Doe 1, who was driving a motorcycle.
  • The defendant is accused of opening his car which struck the victim, exiting his vehicle, and attempting to hit John Doe 1 with his hands. John Doe 1 rode away once the light turned green.
  • Begin is accused of driving after John Doe 1 and swerving directly into the victim. The collision caused the victim to lose control of his motorcycle and ride off the road into John Doe 2, a pedestrian.
  • The defendant is accused of fleeing the scene. Begin is further accused of attempting to hit John Doe 3 with his vehicle, who pursued the defendant after the collision.
  • Placentia Police Department investigated this case. 

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Kimberly Wah, North Justice Center 

 



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