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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 »

I-8 DUI Accident Hospitalizes San Diego Family

Two adults and two children, a 10-year-old and a 6-year-old, suffered serious injuries in a three-vehicle crash that occurred on December 4, 2011, around 10 a.m. on eastbound side of the freeway near Waring Road on Interstate 8 (I-8).  According to the California Highway Patrol, a Land Rover heading eastbound at about 80 to 90mph clipped a red car, then rear-ended a Lexus SUV, causing it to spin out and go over the center divider of the freeway.

The impact of the collision made the SUV fall 120 to 150 feet down an embankment. Both the adults in the car were immediately transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital and the two kids were taken to Rady Children’s Hospital to receive medical treatment. Read the rest »

Crestline Drunk Driver Hits Two Teens

San Bernardino DUI AccidentA 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old Riverside girl were struck and injured in a serious DUI car accident that occurred on October 15‚ 2011‚ around 9:20 p.m. on Lake Gregory Drive in Crestline. According to Highway Patrol’s Arrowhead office‚ the teens were walking across the street when they were hit by 68-year-old Raye G. Bayorgeon of Lake Arrowhead.

Bayorgeon was traveling south in a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser when she allowed the car to drift onto the asphalt shoulder just south of Olten Drive‚ where she struck the teenagers. The injured girl suffered major injuries and was immediately airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. The boy was treated at the accident scene for minor injuries. 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 »

Lottery Ticket Actress Accused of DUI and Attacking Cop

Teairra Marie DUITeairra Mari‚ the actress that appeared with Bow Wow in the 2010 movie “Lottery Ticket,” was arrested on August 19‚ 2011‚ at 3:00 AM in Beverley Hills after she rear-ended her silver Infiniti into the car in front of her and showed obvious signs of intoxication.

One bystander says that Teairra was “really messed up…she couldn’t even stand. Police at the accident scene arrested the 23-year-old actress/singer. While she was getting booked‚ the celebrity became combative with one of the arresting officers‚ who suffered a minor cut to his hand. Mari now faces multiple charges‚ including a DUI and assault on a police officer. She is still in custody and bail has been set at $50k. Read the rest »

El Cajon DUI Car Wreck on I-8 Injures Driver and Passenger

El Cajon Car CrashA driver and his passenger suffered minor injuries in a truck accident that occurred on August 15‚ 2011‚ around 11 a.m. on westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) just west of North Johnson Avenue in the El Cajon area. According to the California Highway Patrol Officers‚ a red Ford Mustang being driven by Pejman Sagart rear-ended truck carrying scaffolding.

Authorities said that the truck driver made an unsafe lane change when he was hit by the Mustang. The impact of the collision was so strong that the Mustang was lifted off the ground. Both Sagart and his passenger had to be extricated out of their car to save their lives. Sagart and his passenger suffered minor injuries and were treated at the accident scene. Read the rest »

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