Saturday, December 22, 2007

Avoid a Felony DUI this weekend in CAlifornia

California DUI attorney news

One Taft man was seriously injured and another faces felony California DUI drunk driving charges after a high-speed crash on Gardner Field Road east of Taft Wednesday.

Jose Carmen Santellan, 40, was southbound on Gardner Field Road between South Lake Road and Cadet Road when he tried to pass another vehicle, CHP California DUI officer Justin Olson said.

Witnesses told California High Patrol officers Santellan's car was traveling an estimated 100 miles per hour when it crashed.

Santellan's vehicle went off the shoulder in the northbound lane and down an embankment and overturned.

Neither Santellan nor his passenger, Leon Vivar Sollano, 43, of Taft were wearing setbelts but neither was ejected.

Sollano suffered major head injuries in the California DUI crash. He was taken by ambulance to Kern Medical Center where he later regained consciousness.

Santellan was treated for minor injuries and booked into Kern County jail on charges of California DUI felony drunk driving and driving without a license.

A number beer cans were found around the California DUI wreckage and a large bottle of brandy was found in the car.