DUI Suspected after Wrong-Way Driver Angel Manzo Causes Massive Highway 99 Crash in Atwater
ATWATER, CA (June 30, 2022) – Police arrested Angel Manzo for DUI after a wrong-way accident near Atwater early Monday morning, June 27.
The accident happened around 1:00 a.m. on Highway 99. According to the California Highway Patrol, the 47-year-old suspect from Riverbank was driving a 2014 Mercedes sedan southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway from Westside Boulevard.
While traveling the wrong way approaching Atwater Boulevard, Manzo noticed vehicles driving toward him and tried to avoid them. However, he lost control after his vehicle went into an opening within a construction zone and struck the center median.
Four other drivers saw Manzo’s car approaching and they took evasive action. That resulted in a three-vehicle chain reaction crash.
After the crash, one of those drivers complained of pain.
Police later determined that Manzo was driving under the influence and arrested him. They booked him into Merced County Jail on suspicion of several charges.
The crash remains under investigation.
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