Orland native, Giants kicker arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run near Chico

Giants’ Aldrick Rosas was arrested following a hit-and-run accident in Chico.


Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas was arrested on the  morning of June 15 by the California Highway Patrol after a high-speed hit-and-run near Chico, in which the responding officer said “alcohol impairment is believed to be a factor.”

Witnesses told police that Rosas, 25, T-boned a Ford pick-up truck after speeding through a red light. He then fled the scene of the accident.

When the responding officers eventually found Rosas walking down the street about a mile and a half away from the crash, they said “his hands, legs and bare feet were covered in blood.”

Rosas was taken to the Enloe Medical Center to treat “minor” injuries. Then he was booked at the Butte County Jail in Oroville, Calif., at 2:50 p.m. for hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license, both misdemeanors.

“Alcohol impairment is believed to be a factor in the collision,” officer Ron Simmons of the CHP wrote in his report.

Rosas was cited and released at 4:37 p.m. PDT with no bail, standard procedure for such charges. His first court date is scheduled for Sept. 4 with the Superior Court of California, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office told the Daily News.

“We are aware of the situation and have been in contact with Aldrick,” the Giants said in a statement. “We have no further comment at this time.”

According to the collision report obtained by the News from the CHP, “a T-bone traffic collision occurred in the intersection of SR-99 and Garner Lane” at approximately 8:25 a.m. Monday.

Witnesses told the responding officer that a black Chevrolet SUV, Rosas’ car, “was traveling north on SR-99 passing traffic over the double yellow lines at a speed estimated to be 100 mph.”

“The black Chevrolet failed to stop for a red light and collided with a Ford pick-up truck that was in the intersection traveling west on Garner Lane,” the report states. “The Ford became disabled in the intersection. The driver of the Chevrolet (Rosas) attempted to flee the scene and the Chevrolet became disabled north of the collision scene.”

Rosas was driving a 2018 Chevrolet.

The report explains that “the driver exited the Chevrolet and fled the scene on foot running to the west.”

“Once the scene was cleared officers from CHP and Chico PD responded to an address in Chico associated with the Registered Owner of the Chevrolet but the driver was not located,” the report adds. “CHP officers Simmons and Callahan were responding back to the area of the collision to collect evidence, when officer Simmons observed a male walking south on Esplanade near Eaton Rd that matched the suspect description.

“The officers contacted the male and observed his hands, legs and bare feet were covered in blood. The male identified himself as Aldrick Rosas, the registered owner of the Chevrolet SUV.”

Rosas is entering his fourth NFL season with the Giants, coming off a down year after a Pro Bowl appearance in 2018. The Giants placed a second-round tender on the restricted free agent kicker this spring at a cost of $3.259 million for the 2020 season after he made just 12-of-17 field goals and 35-of-39 extra points last season.

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