For most legal adults, the threshold blood-alcohol level to be accused of DUI is 0.08%. For people who are under the age of 21, California has a zero-tolerance policy in place when it comes to driving while intoxicated. With a BAC as little as 0.01%, an underage driver can lose their license for one year but will not face a criminal DUI charge. However, 0.05% or greater, an underage driver will face a criminal DUI charge, which puts a DUI on the driver’s record. At 0.08% or greater, the driver will face the same DUI penalties as an adult of legal drinking age.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that an 18-year-old high school basketball standout has been arrested on DUI charges after being hit by two cars.
On Sunday at about 4:16 A.M., the California Highway Patrol arrested a Cathedral Catholic High School basketball player.
18-year-old Obinna Kelvin Anyanwu was driving a Nissan Altima southbound on SR-163. He was traveling just south of Balboa Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with the median wall.
After the collision, the teen got out of the vehicle. He was then struck by two other vehicles and taken to a local hospital. There, authorities determined that he was intoxicated and placed him under arrest. He was sent to the hospital for treatment following his arrest.
Anyanwu suffered from a collapsed lung and other injuries in the accident.
Just hours before the crash, Anyanwu had played in a CIF Open Division title game. Anyanwu was the game’s leading scorer, leading his team to victory in the match.