In California, a DUI can involve alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. In order to be charged with DUI drugs, commonly abbreviated as DUID, the driver could have any drug in their system as long as it impairs their ability to drive. This could be a legal drug like cannabis, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and even over the counter medication. The penalties a driver would face are the same as a DUI that involves alcohol. If the DUI drugs involved an accident, the driver would face the same penalties as a driver that was under the influence of alcohol and was in a crash. These can vary depending on circumstances and how badly others were injured.
The East Bay Times reports that two women have been killed in a suspected DUI crash following a police chase on Alamo Drive.
The incident occurred on Monday and began on Interstate 80 at an undetermined time.
The pursuit began on eastbound Interstate 80. When the driver, identified as 21-year-old Tayshaun Larun Clayton exited onto Alamo Drive, the pursuit was called off. However, Clayton crashed the vehicle he was driving near an AM-PM mini market.
In the other vehicle were two females, identified as 21-year-old Jaiah Metcalf and 19-year-old Alazae Jeffrey. They were both killed in the accident.
Clayton was taken to the hospital for treatment and then released Solano County Jail. He is facing charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, evading police resulting in serious bodily injury or death, and DUI involving drugs.