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October 23, 2020

CHP: DUI suspect struck Capitola police officer

CAPITOLA—A Santa Cruz man was arrested Saturday for felony DUI after allegedly striking a police officer riding a motorcycle, California Highway Patrol Officer Sam Courtney said.

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Kolton Matosich, 29, was charged with felony DUI. He was not in custody Monday morning, jail records showed.

According to Courtney, Matosich was driving a 2009 Hyundai Genesis around 7:50pm while under the influence of alcohol when he made a left turn in front of an on-duty Capitola police officer in the area of Capitola Road at 49th Avenue, and struck the motorcycle.

Matosich fled the scene in his car, and a passing motorist followed him and facilitated his return to the scene, Courtney said.

The officer suffered minor injuries.

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Tony Nuñez
Managing Editor Tony Nuñez is a longtime member of the Watsonville community who served as Sports Editor for five years before entering his current role in 2019. A Watsonville High, Cabrillo College and San Jose State University alumnus, he covers the city, business, housing, entertainment and more.

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