A San Dimas woman went to the emergency room after a hit and run involving two Cal Poly students at Mustang Village Friday afternoon.

According to police reports, a Jeep Wrangler driven by Cal Poly student John McGuire, backed into the front passenger side door of an Acura driven by Yuan Wang, also a Cal Poly student.

The impact left an approximately ten-inch dent on the front passenger side door of the Acura, said San Luis Obispo police officer Rick Crocker. The passenger in the Acura and Yuan Wang’s aunt, Wei Wang, sustained injuries from the impact.

When Yuan Wang asked McGuire for identification, he refused, said Crocker. Wang left McGuire to attend to her aunt, who complained of pain as a result of the impact.

McGuire later fled the scene after a UPS truck pulled between the vehicles, obstructing their view of McGuire’s Jeep.

Yuan Wang copied down McGuire’s license plate number and reported the incident to the San Luis Obispo police.

Police located McGuire a short while later on the 800 block of Mission Street where he was taken into police custody. Police booked McGuire on felony hit-and-run charges.

Hit-and-run suspects are booked on felony charges when the accident results in injury.

Wei Wang was taken to Sierra Vista Hospital and treated for injuries to her neck, back and shoulders but was released from the emergency room later that day.

There were 16 felony charges of hit-and-run accidents in the city of San Luis Obispo for 2004. The majority of hit-and-run accidents in San Luis Obispo are misdemeanor convictions.

“Hit-and-run accidents occur almost on a daily basis,” said Sgt. John Bledsoe with the San Luis Obispo Police Department. “A very high percentage (of these accidents) are minor.”

McGuire was later released from the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

He awaits decision from the District Attorney’s office to decide if he will be tried for a misdemeanor charge or a felony.

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