Over the past several weeks, we have highlighted numerous efforts by California schools and law enforcement to educate teens about the dangers of driving under the influence. Unfortunately, teens continue to ignore the dangers. As detailed below, three Napa teens were injured last week when one of them got behind the wheel after drinking.
According to Bay City News, three teen boys were injured when their pickup collided with two trees on Dry Creek Road outside Napa city around 4:40 a.m. The California Highway Patrol reports that all three teens were taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa. A 17-year-old passenger suffered major injuries and was listed in critical condition, CHP Officer A. Paulson said.
Meanwhile, the 17-year-old driver of the 1990 Toyota pickup suffered minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of California DUI.
The driver allowed the truck to drift east and off the road, the CHP said. The truck then sideswiped a metal fence post, collided with one tree then stuck a second tree head-on.
As we have mentioned on this blog, an underage DUI arrest can significantly impact a teen’s future. If your child is charged with California underage DUI, it is imperative to consult with an experienced California DUI defense attorney.