Police Officer Dave Chapman Injured in Redding Car Accident on Cedars
REDDING (January 4, 2019) – A police officer was injured after an alleged DUI crash along Cedars Road late Thursday night, according to Record Searchlight.
Redding Police Officer Dave Chapman was a victim of a traffic accident which took place on January 3 at around 10 p.m.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Officer Chapman was driving a patrol vehicle northbound on Cedars Road when he was struck by a 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse near Kenyon Drive.
The driver of the Mitsubishi, 45-year-old Jason Paul Snider, was traveling north at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his car and hit the rear of the police unit.
Suspect Jason Snider, 45, Arrested For DUI
Paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the officer who suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash. The victim was wearing his seat belt at the time of the wreck.
Officer Chapman was immediately transported to Shasta Regional Medical Center for treatment and was later released.
Meanwhile, CHP determined that Snider’s blood-alcohol level exceeded .08 percent when the incident happened. The Redding man was ultimately arrested and booked into Shasta County Jail.
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In this case, Mr. Jason Snider is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. DUI is considered as a serious crime throughout the state which has corresponding criminal penalties for the suspect. The kinds of the charges to be filed depend on factors including the prior convictions of the alleged DUI driver, the severity of the offense, the level of intoxication and the injuries caused to another individual.
Aside from DUI, the motorist is also accused of speeding at the time of the crash. Redding Police Officer Dave Chapman will have then the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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