Driver Injured and Arrested in DUI Wrong-Way Accident on Highway 8 near Naranka Avenue
EL CAJON, CA (July 16, 2021) — A driver suffered injuries in a DUI wrong-way crash on Highway 8 in El Cajon on Monday, July 12.
According to a California Highway Patrol, a 26-year-old driver moved east in the westbound lane of Highway 8. Then the 2009 Honda Civic collided into a guardrail at about 2:00 a.m.
CHP police officer Jeff Christie said the car came to rest on a second street near Naranka Avenue.
Debris from the damaged guardrail fell on a passing 2014 Cadillac CTS. The 53-year-old driver did not sustain injuries. However, the fallen debris damaged the roof of the vehicle.
Honda’s driver suffered minor injuries. Paramedics rushed the driver to the hospital. Officials arrested him on suspicion of drunk driving.
Caltrans workers cleaned the debris and repaired guardrails.
Do not drive when you are intoxicated. Instead, call a friend or a family member to pick you up. By following the law, you can help prevent dangerous accidents.
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