Fox Channel 40 News reported recently that a motor vehicle accident in Stockton on Thursday, January 28 that injured a California Highway Patrol trooper and a local woman was caused by a driver believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI.)
According to officials with the California Highway Patrol, the incident took place between 7:00 a.m. and 7:20 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, January 28, 2021 along the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Stockton, California area. A Lathrop man, 39 years of age, was driving an Audi north on Interstate 5 at the time of the accident. At the same time, a California Highway Patrol trooper was assisting a driver along the side of the road. For reasons still under investigation but believed to be related to drunken driving, the Audi driver crashed into the disabled Chevrolet that the trooper had been assisting with and then struck the California Highway Patrol trooper. The Audi then struck a third car unrelated to the original incident.
The driver of the third car was uninjured, as was the Audi driver. The California Highway Patrol trooper and the Chevy driver sustained minor injuries treated at a local hospital.