Monday, January 21, 2008

California DUI accident leads to arrest by CHP

California DUI lawyer news

It remained unclear whether a West Point teenager who suffered bruising and a minor head laceration in a California DUI traffic accident Thursday afternoon was taken to a hospital for his moderate injuries after his father was arrested for a California DUI - driving under the influence and his mother signed a refusal for medical service.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the 15-year-old's mother told responders she would drive her son to the hospital.

The accident occurred when driver Dane Allen Casey, 43, of West Point, made an unsafe turn on Skull Flat Road north of Winton Road at about 25 miles per hour and went off the roadway, hitting a tree. Neither Casey nor the unnamed minor were wearing seat belts, the CHP reported.

A 72-year-old Valley Springs driver attempting to pick up a pedestrian walking along Highway 26 west of Gold Creek Drive made a u-turn directly in front of an oncoming 2003 Chevrolet, leading to a California DUI collision that injured the Chevrolet's driver.