How to not to drink, drive and go over railroad tracks in California: a man may face a California DUI / drunk driving charge after his car plunged down a cliff and crashed into railroad tracks, where it remained until a train hit it hours after that. The driver was not in the 1990s blue Honda Accord when the train hit it at about 3:55 a.m. Monday.
A cargo-line conductor and engineer reported that the train had hit the car. The car was found between the divider wall and tracks. Wright said the train, carrying 55empty cars, was traveling from San Luis Obispo to San Jose. Traveling at 55 mph, it usually takes a train up to a mile to stop.
The California DUI suspect had been driving about 9 p.m., southbound on Metz Road when his car veered off and down the cliff. Possible penatlies & criminal charges arer still under investigation and other charges might await Lara, who was initially cited on suspicion of Drunk Driving.