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Alcohol and Cell Phone Lead to Accident and Arrest

A suspected drunk driver lost control of his car when he reached for his cell phone, Sunday night. CHP Officer Justin Barnthouse says the accident happened on Highway 174 near Red Berry Lane Sunday night. Officer Barnthouse says the 51 year old Applegate driver tried to answer his ringing cell phone when he lost control of his 2000 Honda Accord.
Click here to listen to Officer Barnthouse

The investigating CHP Officer quickly determine the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.
The driver was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence, when the accident happened.

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