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Drunk Driver Injures One in San Diego DUI Accident

One person sustained moderate injuries in a serious DUI car crash that occurred on February 23, 2012, around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of East California and North Santa Fe avenues. According to San Diego County sheriff’s Sgt. Glen Twyman, 25-year-old Robert Jarquin rear-ended the vehicle while driving under the influence and continued on his way until he slammed into a light pole.

The motorist in the vehicle that was rear-ended by Jarquin’s vehicle complained of pain and was immediately transported to Tri-City Medical Center for treatment. Jarquin was later booked into the Vista jail on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving under the influence. Read the rest »

Drunk Driver Hits 5 Cars in San Diego DUI Accident

A woman faces DUI charges after crashing her car into at least 5 vehicles on Hotel Circle in Mission Valley early Monday morning.

The drunk driver allegedly hit the first car on eastbound I-8 near Sunset Cliffs, but fled the scene. She crashed into a second vehicle while exiting onto Taylor Street. However, the driver tailed her and phoned the police. The woman was eventually stopped after a head-on collision. Luckily, a passerby stepped in before she could drive away from the accident again. Read the rest »

Ventura Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Elderly Motorist in Power Chair

69-year-old Joyce Yamani was struck and injured in a Ventura hit-and-run car crash that occurred on January 16, 2012, around 1:53 p.m. According to the Ventura Police Department, Yamani was riding east on Mills Road sidewalk on her scooter power chair when she was struck by a speeding vehicle driven by 18-year-old Andres Covarrubias. Read the rest »

Man Hit in San Diego Suspected DUI Car Accident

One man suffered serious injuries in a car accident that occurred on December 26, 2011, around 1:45 a.m. on I-5 just north of state Route 905 (SR-905). According to California Highway Patrol officer Jesse Udovich, the victim had a flat tire and was waiting for assistance when he was struck by an alleged drunk driver.

The drunk driver Raul Hernandez was traveling northbound when his vehicle struck a Chevrolet Malibu parked on the right shoulder. The collision made the Malibu overturn several times. The victim had to crawl out of the wreck and suffered a cut on his head. Read the rest »

San Diego Fiery DUI Car Accident Kills Woman and Grandson

73-year-old Celia Torres and her 16-year-old grandson David Gonzalez were killed in a tragic DUI car accident that occurred on December 9, 2011, around 5:45 p.m. on state Route 125 (SR-125) in La Mesa just south of Interstate 8 (I-8). According to California Highway Patrol, a suspected drunken driver struck the Nissan Pathfinder, causing it to burst into flames and leave both the victims trapped inside.  According to a passerby Jeff Lieres, a Chevrolet Silverado driven by 39-year-old Justin Foulds swiped a car and then struck the Pathfinder, causing a four-car crash. Both Torres and Gonzalez were pronounced dead at the accident scene. Read the rest »

Drunk Driver Flees From San Diego Car Wreck

A possible DUI car accident left two passengers injured on November 12‚ 2011‚ around 4:52 a.m. at Aero Drive and Santo Road. According to San Diego police Officer Frank Cali‚ three men were heading westbound on Aero Drive‚ when the driver lost control. As a result‚ the car drifted north across traffic lanes and smashed into a concrete wall near Santo Road.

The car driver fled from the accident scene after causing the crash‚ leaving his two injured passengers. One suffered minor injuries while the other passenger was seriously injured. Both were immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Officers believe that alcohol may have been a factor. The accident is still under investigation. Read the rest »

“Hannah Montana” Star Arrested for Drunk Driving

Mitchel Musso DUIDisney star Mitchel Musso was busted for a DUI on Monday‚ October 17 in Burbank‚ CA. Musso‚ who plays Oliver Oken” on the show “Hannah Montana” was stopped after he failed to slow down for officers who were directing traffic.

Officers detected a strong smell of alcohol when they approached Musso’s 2007 black Mercedes Benz. The 20-year-old was given a breathalyzer test after failing a field sobriety test. He blew well over the .08 CA legal limit for people OVER the age of 21. Read the rest »

Drunk Driver Arrested After Corona High-Speed Freeway Chase

Three men and two kids suffered serious injuries in a DUI accident that occurred on October 8‚ 2011‚ around 5:32 a.m. on Interstate 15 (I-15)‚ 90 minutes south of Hidden Valley Parkway.  According to Officer Sylvia Vargas‚ 38-year-old Adam Anthony Doyle was driving a black 2012 Chevy Silverado pickup truck at more than 100 mph when it broadsided a car occupied by 45-year-old Eric Lynch and 41-year-old Scott Fendley of Wildomar.&

Doyle‚ along with two boys of ages 4 and 7 in his vehicle‚ had to be cut from the pick-up and treated for major injuries. Doyle was later arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. From the available information‚ it is clear that Doyle’s negligent driving and irresponsible actions led to this serious car wreck. The truck driver should also be punished for endangering the lives of children. Read the rest »

Ex-Raven NFL Player Raven Charged in Car Accident | CA Injury Attorney

Jermaine Lewis AccidentFormer Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jermaine Lewis was stun gunned Monday evening‚ August 15‚ 2011‚ after resisting arrest after a traffic collision in Baltimore County.

Phone calls were made about a Dodge Charger weaving on roads in the Reisterstown area and hitting the Boring Volunteer Fire Department’s sign without stopping.

When the officer went to the former NFL star’s Reisterstown home where the car was parked and Lewis lying on the couch‚ clearly intoxicated.   When Lewis resisted arrest‚ the officer shocked him with a stun gun in order to subdue him. He was then taken to the precinct‚ where he was charged with resisted arrest and cited for multiple traffic offenses including driving on a revoked license‚ speeding‚ and a hit-and-run. Officers could not prove Lewis was driving drunk because he may have been drinking in his home before police arrived. Read the rest »

Riverside Construction Worker Injured in DUI Car Accident

A 52-year-old Beaumont freeway worker suffered serious injuries in a car accident that occurred on July 20‚ 2011‚ around 10:41 p.m. along Highway 91 (US-91) in Riverside.  The construction site accident happened in the freeway’s westbound lanes at Van Buren Boulevard. According to CHP‚ a 21-year-old female motorist driving a tan colored vehicle struck the victim.

The injured victim required CPR immediately following. The driver attempted to flee from the scene of the accident but was taken into custody by San Bernardino police. From the available information‚ it is clear that reckless and negligent driving of the motorist led to this serious car crash that left a construction worker seriously injured. Read the rest »

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