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Hit and run leads to an arrest near Harloe Elementary School

Posted at 11:54 AM, Oct 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-20 00:45:25-04

On Tuesday morning, police arrested a male driver involved in a hit and run near Harloe Elementary School in Arroyo Grande.

A driver hit a pedestrian in the crosswalk of S. Halcyon Rd. a little after 8 a.m. Officials say it was near the time school was starting.

A mother was hit while leading two children across the street, Arroyo Grande Police officials say.

When asked whether either of the children were involved in the crash, police told KSBY that no children were struck or injured by the vehicle.

The driver attempted to flee, officials say. Officers found and detained the driver on Farroll Ave.

The driver, Michael Kiss of Santa Maria, was found to be under the influence of drugs. He was had a loaded firearm in the vehicle, police say.

Police took Kiss into custody on outstanding warrants. His charges include a felony DUI with injury and a felony hit and run with injury. He has been booked into SLO County Jail.

The mother was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.