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Man Crashes Into School Fence, Charged With California DUI

 Posted on January 07,2011 in DUI

A 21-year-old Victorville man allegedly was speeding in a large SUV Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. Witnesses claim that the young man attempted to pass a Toyota that was traveling in the same direction. Witnesses say the 21-year-old crossed into the center lane of the roadway to make the pass.

A Mitsubishi Outlander was traveling in the opposite direction on the same road. Witnesses say the 21-year-old avoided hitting the Mitsubishi head-on. The SUV then rolled over and crashed into the fence of an elementary school. After a short investigation the 21-year-old was arrested on suspicion of violating California DUI law.

The 21-year-old reportedly insisted to a San Bernardino deputy that it was Sunday and not Tuesday. Law enforcement claims that the man was acting confused and belligerent after the crash.

At the scene of the accident, deputies reportedly administered a field sobriety test to the 21-year-old. Deputies placed the driver under arrest for driving under the influence after the field sobriety test.

No two California DUI cases are exactly the same. Traffic stops for minor violations or equipment issues often leads to further law enforcement investigation. Similarly, DUI arrests following traffic accidents are not uncommon. Confusion after a traffic accident is equally not uncommon. A qualified DUI defense attorney can review each case individually.

Source: Victorville Daily Press, "Man arrested for DUI after crashing through school fence," Beatriz Valenzuela 4 Jan 2011

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