Driver Arrested, One Injured in DUI Crash near Childs Avenue
MERCED, CA (September 1, 2022) – Police arrested Luis Enrique Martinez Lorenzo after a solo-car DUI crash at Highway 99 on Saturday.
The accident happened 11:25 p.m. near Childs Avenue on August 20th, per initial reports.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Lorenzo was driving a 2006 Honda Accord north in the No. 1 lane on Highway 99, when he attempted to enter the No. 2 lane and made an unsafe lane change. Causing the vehicle to crash and land on its roof.
As a result, paramedics rushed the unidentified 23-year-old female front passenger of the vehicle to Memorial Hospital North in Modesto with complaints of pain.
Meanwhile, Lorenzo refused medical treatment following the accident, and police eventually arrested him on suspicion of DUI.
CHP booked him into Merced County Jail on Sunday under suspicion of felony DUI with alcohol or drugs causing bodily injury.
At this time, authorities are still reviewing the crash for more details and an active investigation is underway.
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