An accident on highway 49 last evening at La Barr meadows Road resulted in a near head on collision and one man’s arrest for driving under the influence. CHP Officer Marc Morrison says a 72 year old driver was attempting to go from downtown Grass Valley to Nevada City. Instead the man got onto Highway 49 heading the opposite direction.
There was a fair amount of damaged to both vehicles and the roadway was blocked for a while. the 72 year old man who was driving a Honda Ridgeline was determined to be driving under the influence by officers at the scene. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of a head laceration prior to booking. The woman driving the Nissan Sentra did not require medical treatment.