Luis Enrique Martinez Lorenzo arrested following impaired collision on Highway 99 [Merced, CA]

Driver arrested, one injured in impaired crash near Childs Avenue

MERCED, Calif. (September 1, 2022) The police arrested Luis Enrique Martinez Lorenzo after a DUI solo car accident on Highway 99 on Saturday.

The accident happened at 11:25 p.m. near Childs Avenue on August 20, according to initial reports.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Lorenzo was driving a 2006 Honda Accord northbound in lane #1 on Interstate 99, when he attempted to enter lane #2 and made a dangerous lane change. The vehicle crashes and lands on its roof.

As a result, paramedics rushed the unidentified 23-year-old front passenger from the vehicle to Memorial North Hospital in Modesto with complaints of pain.

Meanwhile, Lorenzo refused medical treatment following the crash, and police eventually arrested him on suspicion of impaired driving.

The CHP incarcerated him Sunday in the Merced County Jail on suspicion of felony DUI with alcohol or drugs causing bodily harm.

At this time, authorities are still reviewing the accident for further details and an active investigation is ongoing.

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