Sheriff’s volunteer injured after DUI driver plows into crash investigation

UPDATED: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 7:18 p.m., With additional details from sheriff’s department. JURUPA VALLEY — Three people, including a pedestrian who suffered potentially life-threatening injuries and a sheriff’s volunteer who sustained minor injuries, are continuing to recover after a pair of crashes Friday evening, Aug. 2. Officials were investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian collision in the area of Limonite Ave. […]

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Two injured, one airlifted, after fiery Burney crash

CORRECTION: Early reports and a CHP incident log indicated the airlifted victim was transported by Mercy Air Ambulance; however, sources familiar with the investigation say that SEMSA Air 2 from Adin was the helicopter that transported female driver to Mercy Medical Center in Redding. BURNEY — Two Burney locals were injured, including one who was life-flighted with serious injuries, after […]

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Pulled from burning car near Mt. Shasta, alleged DUI driver flees – later arrested

MT. SHASTA — An alleged drunk driver – who was pulled from the flaming wreckage of his car after crashing in a construction zone on Interstate 5 near Mt. Shasta – fled the scene after being rescued, causing a widespread, hour-long search for the man. The crash, which happened north of Lake Street, caused a vegetation fire that could be […]

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Too high to drive, woman lets son, 5, take the wheel – major crash ensues

REDDING — A woman who later admitted she was addicted to drugs and high on methamphetamine and heroin was arrested after crashing her vehicle while allowing her 5-year-old son drive, Saturday evening, July 6. After the collision, which happened at the intersection of Placer and Pine streets, the woman abandoned her young son and fled the scene on foot. Despite […]

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UPDATE: More details after fiery Beaumont DUI crash injures 6

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 15, 2:30 p.m., With additional details from Beaumont PD BEAUMONT — Officials have released additional information about last Saturday afternoon’s major injury, DUI traffic collision in Beaumont, that happened at the intersection of Beaumont Ave. and 6th St. Four adults and two juveniles were hospitalized, including two who were critically injured and three who suffered major injuries, […]

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Too drunk to stand, driver arrested after DUI crash

HEMET — A man, apparently too intoxicated to stand on his own, was arrested for driving under the influence after he mowed down a Hemet traffic signal Sunday afternoon, May 12. Yesterday’s crash happened at the intersection of Meridian and Florida avenues. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Bus driver & 2 special needs students injured after car hits SJUSD bus Woman […]

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Second Beaumont victim dies after fatal Hemet DUI wreck

UPDATED: Saturday, May 4, 10:30 a.m. See Original Story below. HEMET — A second victim has died after a deadly DUI-related crash earlier this week, Wednesday evening, May 1. The fatal, three-vehicle collision happened at the intersection of Warren Rd. and Florida Ave. The alleged drunk driver, Faalele Rosemarie Patea, 25, of Moreno Valley – who was already on parole […]

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DUI driver wrecks 8 cars evading Redding officers

REDDING — An allegedly intoxicated driver smashed into and damaged at least eight parked cars, as well as a fence and other private property, while fleeing from Redding police officers early Friday morning, April 19. At the end of the dangerous incident the man, who officials say “violently resisted arrest,” was apprehended and booked into jail for a variety of […]

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Drunken Snapchatting leads to Redding crash, downed power lines

REDDING —  Already on probation for a prior DUI, a Redding man was arrested again after losing control of his vehicle and mowing down two power poles late Thursday night, April 11. The downed poles caused the power lines to come down across the top of the vehicle, which sparked a small brush fire around the wrecked sedan. Last night’s […]

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Drunk driver blows stop sign, plows into Hemet mail carrier

HEMET — One person was hospitalized and another was arrested after the driver of a mini van blew through a stop sign and plowed broadside into a U.S. Mail carrier van yesterday afternoon, Friday, March 29. The driver of the mini van was later determined to be intoxicated and was arrested at the scene. Yesterday’s DUI-related collision, which caused the […]

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