A 20-year-old Dana Point man faced arrest following an incident on the 210 freeway following the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. Now, he faces a DUI charge related to his allegedly driving a golf cart out on the freeway.
Numerous 911 Calls Received
A California Highway Patrol sergeant related that numerous 911 came in about a man driving a golf cart along the shoulder of the 210 freeway near Lake Avenue. Officers with the CHP caught up with the driver after he exited the freeway and proceeded on to Hill Avenue.
DUI Arrest Leads to Bail Set at $5,000
At the time, according to the CHP sergeant, officers determined that he showed signs of possible alcohol intoxication. Therefore, he faced arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence at 10:47 p.m., according to inmate data maintained by the L.A. Sheriff’s Department. He was kept in jail overnight in lieu of posting the required $5,000 bail.
Possible Rose Bowl Golf Cart
The spokesperson for the CHP stated that the golf cart bore Rose Bowl markings, but the preliminary investigation had not yet established whether the man might face further charges for taking the golf cart.
Although this freeway incident did not result in a personal injuries to either the perpetrator or to any other people, it does allegedly underscore the lapses in judgement that are possible when a person gets behind the wheel of any type of vehicle while allegedly intoxicated.
Driving while intoxicated is typically considered a negligent act under the civil laws of the state of California. When a DUI motorist does hurt someone, civil litigation may follow. Such a lawsuit will often seek compensation for unpaid medical expenses, pain, suffering and possible lost wages.
If you or a family member suffers an injury in a traffic accident, it is possible to have your case evaluated by a Dana Point injury lawyer. A consultation is available with just such an attorney, and it is complimentary. There is also no obligation, and the consultation remains fully confidential. For further assistance, please contact us.