Carlos Phillip Cortez Arrested in DUI Accident near Highway 65 [Porterville, CA]

Carlos Phillip Cortez Arrested in DUI Accident near Highway 65 [Porterville, CA]

Reckless DUI Crash on Olive Avenue Injures Motorist

Porterville, CA (August 27, 2023) On Saturday morning, 26-year-old Carlos Phillip Cortez of Tulare, after a DUI crash on Olive Avenue.

According to the Porterville Police Department, the DUI accident happened after 7:30 a.m. in the area of Olive Avenue near Highway 65.

Reports say that Cortez fled a traffic stop that led to a collision with a pole and another vehicle. Officials say that Cortez attempted to flee the scene, but officials found Carlos Phillip Cortez and detained the suspect.

Meanwhile, the other motorist involved in the crash suffered minor injuries and did not require transport.

Authorities say that Cortez showed signs of impairment and was also unlicensed and on CDCR Parole. Police reached out to the California Department of Corrections was contacted and issued a parole hold.

Police arrested Carlos Phillip Cortez and booked for suspicion of reckless evading, driving under the influence causing injury, fleeing the scene of an injury traffic collision, driving while unlicensed, and a parole hold. Cortez is being held without bail.

Prevent Road Accidents

Yield right of way. It is important to understand the right of way. Be sure to yield to drivers who have the right of way. However, it is safe to never assume that all drivers know the rules. Only proceed when it is safe to do so.

Most importantly, let us also be mindful to never drink and drive.


Carlos Phillip Cortez Arrested in Hit-and-Run Crash

Indeed, driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives. It is one of the most dangerous activities we do daily. Consequently, as common as they are, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a traffic crash like the DUI Crash on Olive Avenue.

Furthermore, according to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year.

Additionally, it is crucial to remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of a traffic accident.

Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious car accident cases may call for a separate investigation spearheaded by an experienced lawyer fighting on behalf of the injured party. A lawyer will make sure victims are not cheated of the proper compensation they are owed.

“Furthermore, we have the ability to secure evidence in your favor, request additional information, get vital eyewitness accounts, and review insurance coverage you are entitled to that may not be common knowledge. Having an experienced attorney fighting on your behalf at such a delicate time in your life will make all the difference”

Reach out to Sweet Lawyers and talk to our legal experts. A lawyer will exhaust every avenue to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses, analyze evidence, and obtain essential data to help your case.

Call our attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. Our hotline is (800) 674 7852.

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