A man driving erratically in a red Ford pickup and on a suspended license lead Grass Valley Police on a search for him from the Brunswick basin out to Rattlesnake Road. Grass Valley Police Sgt. Jason Perry says the first call of the hit and run driver came in at 4:40p.m. Thursday afternoon.
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Sgt. Perry says the report of the pedestrian turned out to be unfounded but the suspect vehicle had run into two other cars in the area of Maltman and Joerski Drive before a witness who was following the truck reported him speeding up Brunswick towards Highway 174. Grass Valley Police requested the information be broadcast to other agencies and officers in the area. CHP officer Greg Tassone says they had a unit nearby.
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At that point the driver, 54 year old Kevin Pratt, was taken into custody and charged with driving on a suspended license and misdemeanor hit and run. None of the parties were injured .