Charges: Driver admitted to being 'in the bag' at time of double fatal hit-and-run in Roseville

Two pedestrians were struck and killed while crossing a Roseville street in January.
Ronald A. Jacobson

A man allegedly involved in a double fatal pedestrian crash in Roseville earlier this year was charged Thursday with felony failing to stop for an accident. 

Robert Buxton, 47, and Meredith Aikens, 45, were crossing Larpenteur Avenue just before 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 3 when they were struck by a vehicle. Both died at the scene, and a crash reconstruction determined that Aikens was run over by a second vehicle that fled the scene. 

The driver that first struck the duo was fully cooperative and never charged in the accident, but 62-year-old Ronald A. Jacobson Jr., of Roseville, was charged Thursday for not stopping.

Jacobson was tipped off to police by a citizen who called detectives, saying he had admitted to being involved in the fatal crash and that he was worried police were looking for him. The citizen said Jacobson admitted to being on his way home from Tin Cup Bar and was "in the bag" at the time of the crash. 

Two days after the deadly crash, officers were conducting surveillance at the bar and found Jacobson to be there. They stopped Jacobson when he drove away from the bar drunk. He was arrested and later charged with a DUI. 

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There was also damage to Jacobon's vehicle that was consistent with the double fatal pedestrian crash. Further analysis revealed that Jacobson's vehicle ran over and dragged Aikens.

Roseville PD says Jacobson eventually admitted to being involved and said he had four or five beers at the bar and that he was aware he'd hit something on his way home. 

Surveillance video from the bar revealed that Jacobson had 10 beers before leaving the bar. 

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