Two busted for DUI after Capay crash

After handcuffing him, CHP Officer Jaime Vasquez prepares to place one of two drivers involved in an apparent alcohol-involved accident in the back of his patrol unit. Glenn County Observer photo by Larry Judkins.

Glenn County Observer

Capay District – The drivers of two vehicles involved in a vehicle accident in the Capay District were taken into custody after they both apparently failed field sobriety tests mid-afternoon Saturday, April 10.

Little information regarding the crash was available on Saturday, but it appeared that at about 3:15 p.m., a Dodge pickup was traveling west on County Road 9 at First Avenue.

A GMC Yukon may have been traveling the same direction, or it may have turned from southbound First Avenue onto westbound Road 9.

The other driver is also handcuffed and about to be placed in a patrol car. Glenn County Observer photo by Larry Judkins.

Regardless, something caused the pickup to roll over and come to rest on its side, blocking both lanes of Road 9.

A large mechanics truck at the scene was reportedly able to pull the pickup over onto its wheels, so that it then blocked only the eastbound lane of Road 9.

A west-facing Dodge pickup blocks the eastbound lane of County Road 9 Saturday afternoon. Glenn County Observer photo by Larry Judkins.

It is not clear the Yukon even collided with anything, as no damage to it could be seen, at least on its front, driver’s side, or rear. Also, with the CHP’s permission, the driver’s brother was able to move the vehicle.

Neither driver was seriously injured, but both were arrested on charges alleging driving while under the influence.

An update should be available here on Monday.

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