Yahoo! News reported recently that a tragic motor vehicle accident took place on the evening of Monday, February 15, 2021 in Visalia, California, in which a man was arrested after allegedly drunkenly causing the accident.
According to news releases issued by the Visalia Police Department, the incident took place between 10:45 p.m. and 10:50 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Monday, February 15, 2021 along Caldwell Avenue at the intersection of Caldwell Avenue and Demaree, a busy intersection fronted by several businesses including a CVS pharmacy, a car wash, and a large shopping center anchored by a Winco Foods grocery store, Starbucks coffee shop, Sonic Drive-In, and T-Mobile phone store, among other businesses. A local man, 26 years of age, was driving east on Caldwell when he allegedly ran a red traffic signal and collided with another vehicle in the middle of the intersection. This impact caused a third vehicle to be struck in a chain reaction event.
Responding officers found the 26-year-old driver to be allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, and he was placed under arrest before being medically transported to KDMC for treatment, where he allegedly resisted both officers and medical staff. He was booked into jail on charges of DUI, resisting arrest, battery on medical personnel, and violation of parole.