A man driving his 2003 Chevy pickup truck too fast in rainy weather and wet roadway conditions early Sunday morning was subsequently arrested for DUI. CHP officer Marc Morrison says a collision happened at 1:34 a.m. northbound of Highway 49 near Independence Trail.
“It involved a 42 year old male from Nevada City. He’d been driving a Chevy pickup and lost control on the slick road and it caused his pickup to rotate around and collide with an embankment and became disabled in the roadway.”
A CHP vehicle patrolling the area happened upon the collision about 2 minutes after it happened. A subsequent investigation determined that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol, causing the collision. He was arrested and later booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on charges of DUI.
Also Sunday morning at 3:36 a.m. a 21 year old man was driving a 1994 Chevy pickup truck southbound on Pleasant Valley Road, approaching Wildwood Heights Dr. when he drove his vehicle off the right edge of the roadway. CHP Officer Marc Morrison says the Driver, narrowly missed hitting a large utility pole, cables and a stand of mailboxes as he drove off the road into a tree.
“It went off the road and struck a very large tree and hit it hard. It did a lot of damage and he did suffer some pretty good lacerations to his head and face area- and some other bumps and bruises.”
A passing vehicle happened upon the collision and found Jones seated inside, bleeding from his head. A CHP unit arrived a short time later and Jones was transported by a fire department ambulance to Sierra Nevada Memorial hospital. A subsequent investigation determined the man was driving under the influence of alcohol, causing the collision. He was arrested and later booked into the Wayne Brown correctional facility after treatment for his injuries.