Driver Arrested for DUI After Merced County Crash
A driver was arrested for reportedly driving under the influence (DUI) following a crash in Merced County on March 29, 2020. The car accident occurred around 4:15 p.m. in the area of East Youd Road and Snelling Road, just south of Snelling, CA. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a Honda sedan driven by a 19-year-old Merced woman was headed southbound on Snelling Road. The Honda was carrying four passengers, including a 17-year-old male and two 19-year-old females in the rear passenger seats, and a 21-year-old male in the front passenger seat. The driver of the Honda attempted to overtake a slower-moving vehicle by entering the oncoming traffic lane. At the same time, another car was approaching the Honda in the northbound lane. For unknown reasons, the Honda veered to the right, left the roadway, and overturned multiple times in a nearby field. None of the occupants in the Honda were ejected during the crash. However, all the passengers were transported to hospitals in the Modesto area for treatment of unspecified injuries. The CHP said the Honda driver was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI. It is not yet known whether the driver of the Honda will face additional charges for the rollover accident.