Martino then fled the scene southbound on Redwood Drive toward Garberville. As he passed Alderpoint Road, Martino turned his vehicle to the right, causing the right side of his vehicle to collide into the guardrail. His vehicle re-entered the southbound lane of Redwood Drive and collided into the rear of a 1993 Nissan pickup driven by 52-year-old Nancy Jean Best of Garberville, who was also traveling southbound on Redwood Drive, directly in front of Martino.
Martino fled the scene on foot and was located later that evening in the Garberville area where he was apprehended by the California Highway Patrol.
Best was transported by ground ambulance to Jerold Phelps Community Hospital in Garberville with major injuries and then transferred to Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, where she was later released and sent home to recover. Martino did not sustain any injuries as a result of this collision.
Martino was booked into the Humboldt County jail on felony DUI charges as well as felony and misdemeanor hit-and-run, and driving on a suspended driver's license.
DUI is believed to be a factor in this collision.
Best was wearing her seatbelt at the time of this collision and it is unknown if Martino was wearing his seatbelt.
The Garberville Area CHP office is investigating this collision.