Friday, September 24, 2010

Suspected Drunken Driver Arrested after Causing Three-Vehicle Crash

Negligent acts such as drunk driving and failure to stop at a red light are easy to avoid, if only drivers would think of the safety and welfare of all road users. Complying with traffic rules can significantly lessen the risks of an accident without requiring much effort on their part. However, the problem lies in their attitude and willingness to keep the roads safer.

A male driver suspected to be under the influence of alcohol has been arrested after he failed to stop at a red light and caused a three-car crash in Mission Viejo.

Reports said the accident occurred at the intersection of Avery and Marguerite Parkway.

According to witnesses, the driver Colin Newman, 22, was exiting the 5 freeway along Avery Parkway in a red Volkswagen Jetta when he smashed into a Honda Element after failing to stop at a red light. The vehicle then crashed into a Chevy Cobalt.

Authorities said one occupant of the Cobalt suffered from pain. Meanwhile, at least three occupants of the Element were trapped inside the vehicle. Firefighters needed to use heavy machinery just to cut through the vehicle and rescue them.

The three occupants were then brought to a hospital to receive treatment for unknown injuries.

Newman was required to undergo a sobriety test. Afterwards, he was arrested on the suspicion of DUI.

It turned out that the driver is listed as a member of the U.S. Marine. A man who was supposed to protect the people in this country failed to follow simple traffic rules.

Newman’s arrest may greatly affect his position in the Marines, but some people may not sympathize with him because he was the one who caused his misfortunes. Reports said he is now being held on a $100,000 bail.