A woman arrested this week in Selma, California, after her vehicle rolled over and crashed into two trees while under the influence would require a drunk driving attorney. The incident took place on Wednesday morning, May 20.
Officers responded to the solo vehicle wreck at second Street and Whitson, near Berry Park. Officers believe impairment and distracted driving contributed to the incident, which left no one fatally injured. Authorities identified the motorist involved as 23-year-old Jacher Lopez.
Lopez told officers she was driving through 2nd Street and Whitson when she briefly looked down at her phone. The act caused her to lose control of her vehicle and slam into a curb. The impact of the collision made the vehicle flip over and collided with two trees located off the road. The SUV then hit a light pole before eventually coming to rest. Lopez got out of the wrecked vehicle without serious injuries.
Investigators determined the woman to be intoxicated, and when interrogated, she admitted to having consumed a shot of alcohol while playing beer pong earlier before hitting the road.
Officers arrested Lopez for driving under the influence and transported her to a local hospital for a routine post-accident checkup.
Due to California’s zero-bail policy, she later got released without bond after deputies issued her a citation.
Driving while intoxicated is a major traffic offense in the state of California. This often results in accidents, causing injury or death.
Motorists, therefore, should avoid driving under the influence. Motorists found guilty of such violation would need to seek legal counsel or representation from an experienced drunk driving attorney.
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