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David Lopez Arrested DUI Crash San Luis Obispo County Highway 101

David Lopez Arrested DUI Crash San Luis Obispo County Highway 101

David Lopez DUI crash San Luis Obispo

David Lopez, 24, ID’d as Suspect in San Luis Obispo County DUI Wrong-Way Crash

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CA (March 27, 2022) –  Authorities detained David Lopez after a DUI wrong-way crash on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo County.

The California Highway Patrol determined that the 24-year-old Santa Maria man was under the influence of alcohol when the wreck occurred on Sunday.

The incident began when David Lopez was driving a 2016 Dodge Challenger north in the southbound lanes of Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo County. At the same time, a 2016 Toyota 4Runner was going south.

CHP said the driver of the Toyota, 37-year-old Duane Adent, saw the Dodge approaching. The Atascadero man swerved but failed to avoid the car.

In the process, the wrong-way motorist struck the 4Runner head-on. The Toyota spun out of control and rolled over multiple times due to the impact of the collision.

Duane Adent, 37, Badly Injured in Wreck

The cars crashed south of TV Tower Road. The Tribune and Noozhawk News wrote that the accident took place shortly after 5 a.m.

Duane Adent ended up suffering from moderate injuries as a result of the wreck. Paramedics rushed him to the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo for treatment.

The debris flew and hit the front-end and windshield of a 2016 Honda Civic. Its operator, 51-year-old Chris Beard, of Templeton, did not sustain any wound.

Meanwhile, CHP soon arrested David Lopez on suspicion of felony DUI causing injury following the crash. They booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

The San Luis Obispo County DUI crash is still under investigation.


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