Earl Vogt, 24, Arrested
CLEARLAKE, California (June 24, 2016) – Two teenage boys riding a motorcycle were hospitalized after colliding with an alleged reckless driver Sunday at 33rd and Phillips avenues, according to Record-Bee.
Clearlake Police Department said the crash was reported at 8:32 p.m., when a 2005 Dodge Dakota crashed into a street legal enduro motorcycle which was occupied by two 15-year-old boys.
As per the article, the young driver of the motorcycle was taken to Saint Helena Hospital to be treated for moderate injuries. His passenger was seriously injured and was airlifted for treatment.
Police determined that 24-year-old Clearlake resident Earl Vogt was driving recklessly as he followed a red Mustang throughout the city. The two vehicles continued south upon reaching Phillips Avenue.
The Mustang crossed over the double-yellow lines into the oncoming lane of traffic to pass the juveniles on the motorcycle. Vogt then did the same to overtake the bike which subsequently began to make a left turn onto 33rd Avenue.
The speeding Dodge collided with the motorcycle. Both riders, whose names were undisclosed, were thrown off from their vehicle.
According to Record-Bee, Vogt was arrested and booked into the Lake County jail and faces charges of felony child endangerment and felony reckless driving. He was traveling with three juveniles who were in the rear seat of the Dodge when the wreck occurred.
Alcohol or drugs did not appear to have played a role in the incident which is still under investigation.
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