SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco police are investigating whether an officer on medical leave was intoxicated when he allegedly struck two pedestrians in the city’s North Beach neighborhood, and fled the scene early Sunday morning.
Christopher Kohrs, known as the “Hot Cop of the Castro” was arrested early Sunday morning after the accident.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Sonoma County Administers 400,000th Shot; 60% Have At Least 1 Dose
Witnesses say Kohrs left his car and ran off after hitting two men crossing a street. He faces two charges of felony hit-and-run.
The two men were hospitalized with serious injuries, but are expected to survive.
Kohrs was released Sunday on $100,000 bail. His attorney says he hasn’t seen any evidence Kohrs was under the influence.
“I don’t believe my client was drunk,” Anthony Tall, Kohrs’ attorney said.READ MORE: Raiders Owner Mark Davis Defends Posting 'I Can Breathe' Tweet Following George Floyd Verdict
Surveillance video released Monday shows a shadowy figure running from the scene of the accident as bystanders rush in to help the two injured pedestrians.
Kohrs gained attention for his good looks and muscular body. Last year, Kohrs became an internet heartthrob thanks to the fans who created a Facebook page in his honor. More than 50,000 Facebook users have “liked” the page.
The page includes photos his admirers have taken with him when he’s out patrolling.
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The 36-year-old officer joined the police department in 2009 and works out of Park Station which covers the Upper Haight and North of Panhandle neighborhoods.MORE NEWS: 'Kill Me;' Stunning BodyCam Video Of Danville Police Shooting Released; Officer Faces Charges In Prior Suspect Killing
Scroll down to view some of the Facebook photos from his admirers.