Benicia Becomes Scene of Flaming Car Wreck After Intoxicated Driver Loses Control on Lake Herman Road

Benicia Becomes Scene of Flaming Car Wreck After Intoxicated Driver Loses Control on Lake Herman RoadSource: Benicia Police Department
Nina Singh-Hudson
Published on December 10, 2023

In Benicia yesterday, chaos unfolded as a driver under the influence of alcohol wreaked havoc on Lake Herman Road around the 2000 block. The incident, which took place at approximately 3:00 p.m., involved a high-speed collision that ended in the destruction of a power pole, a flipped car, and a fiery aftermath. The driver, who lost control due to excessive speed, was arrested.

The intoxicated driver's reckless actions not only caused damage to utilities but also led to a collision with another vehicle on the same stretch of road. Remarkably, both drivers involved in the crash suffered only minor injuries, a fortunate outcome considering the violent end to the suspect's vehicle, which ended up upside down and on fire. The Benicia Police Department, as per their Facebook page, credited their officers' swift response for bringing the situation under control and making the arrest.

Highlighting the serious consequences of driving under the influence, the Benicia Police Department emphasized the potential far-reaching effects of the damaged power pole, extending beyond the road to impact residents' homes. The department's post reminded the community about the importance of responsible driving and the dangers associated with neglecting civic duties.