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Published on March 31, 2024
Fairfield Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Felony DUI After Vehicle Plunges into Creek Near Napa/Sonoma BorderSource: CAL FIRE LNU

Early Saturday morning, chaos ensued near the Napa/Sonoma County border, where a vehicle plunged into a creek, resulting in hospital trips for three women and a DUI arrest, according to officials. CALFIRE LNU reported the incident on Highway 12, with Napa County Fire, Schell-Vista Fire, AMR, and CHP responding posthaste.

The crash, occurring at approximately 2:52 a.m., involved a 2008 Honda Accord helmed by a 57-year-old Fairfield woman, said CHP Officer Gary Talaugon in a statement by The Press Democrat. Losing control, the driver veered the vehicle off the road and into a nearby creek, carrying two passengers from Napa, ages 59 and 45 respectively.

All parties involved reported minor injuries and were transported to Queen of the Valley Hospital for treatment. While the passengers sustained only minor injuries, the driver faced more severe repercussions for her actions that night.

Post-accident investigations led to the revelation that alcohol might have influenced the dire turn of events, as the driver was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI. Following a medical clearance, she was booked into Napa County Jail. "An investigation led to the driver being arrested on suspicion of felony DUI," CHP officer Talaugon told The Press Democrat, elucidating the serious legal aftermath of the crash.