After driving the wrong way and crashing into a bicyclist, Adam Russell Goss left the woman lying injured in the roadway, abandoned his vehicle and made his way to his father's house, according to court documents.
Tracked down by law enforcement, Goss, 30, admitted he'd been drinking and said he fled because he was scared, California Highway Patrol Officer Scott Evans wrote in documents filed this week in Kern County Superior Court.
The blood alcohol content of Goss was 0.14 percent, nearly twice the state legal limit of 0.08, the documents said. He was arrested after a series of "poorly performed" field sobriety tests, Evans wrote.
Goss has pleaded not guilty to three felonies, including DUI causing injury and hit and run resulting in death or permanent serious injury. He remains in custody on $50,000 bail, and is next due in court Feb. 21.
The crash occurred in Oildale at about 9:50 p.m. Feb. 4.
Officers said Goss drove a pickup south on Sequoia Drive and crossed over solid double yellow lines into the northbound lane near Sharon Place. He struck Andrea Christine Webb, 22, head-on as she rode a bicycle in the northbound lane.
The impact flung Webb from the bike onto the roadway.
Goss fled the area, abandoning the pickup in a nearby alley, according to the CHP. The investigation led officers to a house in the 1200 block of Castaic Avenue, where Goss was staying with his father.
Webb suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Kern Medical Center, officers said. On Thursday, she was removed from the hospital's intensive care unit but remains hospitalized.
Goss has been in court before for driving under the influence. In 2006, he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of DUI with bodily injury, according to court records.