A Danville man has been arrested for driving under the influence and causing injury after he allegedly struck a woman walking on Camino Tassajara Monday evening. She has just been identified by police.
Police Chief Steve Simpkins said the accident occurred around 9 p.m. Monday when a car driven by Samuel Herrick, 50, of Danville struck 53-year-old Diana Gregory of Danville as Gregory was walking in the roadway near Tassajara Lane. Gregory was critically injured and taken to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek.
Gregory’s identity was determined after her employer reported she’d failed to come into work, according to Danville Police Sgt. Nate McCormack. Police have been in touch with Gregory’s family.
Police said Herrick was travelling east on Camino Tassajara when the accident occurred. The driver stopped his car after the accident and was later booked at the Martinez Detention Facility after the investigation determined he was impaired, according to police, although it was not known if he was allegedly under the influence of drink or drugs.
Police said Gregory was not carrying identification at the time of the accident, which made identifying her difficult. They did not say how she was ultimately identified.