DUI crash - Two 21 year olds that had been drinking...neither wearing seatbelts...driver had minor injuries but the female had significant injuries.
According to a comment to the article, the young woman passed away from her injuries...I am still waiting to see if there is an update to the article.
Redding woman on life support following major-injury crash
An unidentified 21-year-old
The driver, Stephen J. Bakerrubio, 21, of
Bakerrubio was southbound at an unknown speed on Old Oregon Trail North around 2:55 a.m. when he lost control of his car, which began to spin counterclockwise and left the roadway, the CHP spokesman said.
The car hit an embankment and then struck a telephone pole guy wire, which caused it to overturn, the CHP said.
Bakerrubio and his passenger were both ejected, the CHP said, adding that neither were wearing seat belts.
Both were taken to
Cops: Anti-DUI effort nets 144 arrests
Posted: 09/08/2010 12:16:28 AM PDT
PARADISE — An effort that began Aug. 20 with
That number is 29 more than for the same period last year, when 115 motorists were taken into custody.
Law enforcement agencies used a combination of DUI checkpoints and roving saturation patrols, mostly in
Maximum enforcement efforts will continue throughout the county on Halloween and on Thanksgiving Eve, with a winter enforcement planned for December.
Checkpoints and saturation patrols utilize officers working overtime and are funded by grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
(There were some important points to highlight on this article that point to an unfortunate reality...the decline may not be because there were less offenders, rather, that there is less law enforcement to address the problem)
Labor Day DUI arrests decline
Drunken driving arrests are down this year in Shasta and Tehama counties, according to the Avoid the
Law enforcement officers in
CHP officers Monday arrested
The reduction in arrests is likely due to budget cuts for law enforcement, said Monty Hight, a retired California Highway Patrol officer and public information officer for both campaigns.
Redding police lost funding for two officers to patrol for drunken driving, and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department hasn’t made any arrests for DUI this year because it hasn’t had available deputies, Hight said. He also noted that the decrease could be a result of years of anti-DUI campaigns.
“Maybe people are getting it,” Hight said. “You would hope that would be the case.”
Seven of those arrested in each county were involved in traffic collisions, an increase from last year, he said. No fatalities occurred in any of these crashes.
At least six underage individuals were arrested between the two counties, including one 15-year old, an 18-year-old and four 20-year-olds.
Avoid the Five and Six campaign crackdowns will resume during Halloween and Thanksgiving before planning for the winter campaign, Hight said.
Police, sheriff’s departments and CHP officers in both counties are encouraging drivers to report drunken drivers by dialing 911.
For more information visit californiaavoid.org.