“TWENTYNINE PALMS — A Twentynine Palms man is facing changes of felony driving under the influence and felony hit and run after reportedly admitting to being the driver of the vehicle that struck Randy Miller.
Robert Cummings reportedly admitted he struck Miller on Twentynine Palms Highway and Tamarisk Avenue and fled the scene at about 7:50 p.m. Sunday, April 10.
Deputies responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian hit and run in downtown Twentynine Palms.
Deputies determined Randy Miller was crossing the highway with his wife and was in the crosswalk when the suspect vehicle struck him. The impact launched Miller into the air and he landed about fifty feet away. He was transported to Palm Springs Desert Regional Medical Center via ambulance.
Sheriff’s Dispatch received a tip at 11:10 p.m. regarding the collision and deputies responded to the 6500 block of Hillside Avenue in Twentynine Palms. They located the suspect vehicle and contacted Cummings who was found to still be under the influence of alcohol.”