SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A Gilbert police sergeant is recovering in the hospital after a hit-and-run crash while riding his motorcycle in north Scottsdale early Sunday morning. According to the Gilbert Police Department, Sgt. Tom Edgerton was riding his personal motorcycle, a 2018 Harley Davidson, near the Talking Stick exit of Loop 101 when a Toyota Tacoma rear-ended him shortly before 12:30 a.m. Police say the driver of the Tacoma, later identified as 23-year-old Colton Sattler of Oceanside, California, did not stop.
Sattler continued to head south on the Loop 101 and got off the highway at the McDonald Drive exit. A Gilbert police spokesperson said Scottsdale officers later found Sattler’s car. Court records say the car was found near a 7-Eleven store in the area. The clerk identified Sattler to the police. Scottsdale police found him in a parking lot on the northeast corner of McDonald Road and North Granite Reef Road. DPS spoke with Sattler at the parking lot, and he told troopers he was driving a gray Toyota Tacoma on the Loop 101 southbound and hit an unknown object while changing lanes.
Sattler then proceeded to tell the troopers he originally stopped his car near the McDonald Road off-ramp but decided to move his car off the highway, eventually over to the 7-Eleven. Sattler said he went into the store to get a bandage for a cut to his knee and was contacted by police while leaving the store. Sattler admitted that he had two glasses of wine, two Red Bull and vodkas around 11:15 p.m. Court records say Sattler had an alcohol-like odor and watery eyes. He consented to a sobriety test. He also had a breath test with preliminary results of a 0.79. The legal definition of impaired is 0.08.
Edgerton suffered serious injuries to his head and was taken to Honor Health Scottsdale Osborn Hospital in critical but stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.
Sattler was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with serious physical injury and leaving an accident with serious injuries.
Editor's Note: This story was updated earlier at the request of Arizona Department of Public Safety. It has since been updated with new information.
On June 27th, at approximately 1:23 am, the Arizona Department of Public Safety notified #GilbertPolice that off-duty GPD Sergeant Tom Edgerton was injured in a collision on the southbound 101 freeway in north Scottsdale. pic.twitter.com/NuNmw8v2C3— Gilbert Police Dept. (@GilbertPolice) June 27, 2021