According to initial reports from a New York Injury Lawyer, a man from Ventura was arrested late Thursday night thought to be drunk driving after driving the wrong way on Highway 101.
The man, as well as two others, were harmed in the crash. The man was arrested and given a sobriety test, which he apparently failed. It is believed that the man has previous drunk driving arrests on his record.
A Nassau County Personal Injury Lawyer close to the case was led to believe that the man was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI as well as driving with an expired license. He was then allowed to leave for treatment of a broken bone and facial fractures at Santa Barbra Cottage Hospital, according to reports from the CHP.
Reports were received by the CHP somewhere between 8 and 9 that Wednesday night that a vehicle was driving the wrong way on northbound 101 close to Casitas Pass Road and then there was also an accident involving four to five other cars north of Bailard Avenue. An early investigation found that the driver had entered the freeway going to the wrong way at Casitas Pass Road, it one car on the side before hitting two others and careened into the center median and turned over multiple times, reports the CHP.
The driver was extricated by faculty from the Carpinteria Fire Department. One of the passengers in his car suffered cuts and bruised and was taking to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital as well. The passenger was treated and immediately released after questioning.
One of the drivers of one of the vehicles that was hit, a 31year old woman of Santa Barbara, was also extricated and rushed to Cottage Hospital for a broken leg as well as a broken hip, says the CHP. As far as anyone knows, the other people involved in the wreck are unharmed at this time.
Northbound 101 was closed for approximately three hours after the investigation for cleanup and further investigation into the cause of the accident.
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