1 Detained in Pacifica Auto Accident on Carmel Avenue and Palmetto Avenue
PACIFICA, CA (July 29, 2021) – Sunday afternoon, authorities arrested David Ochoa after a DUI crash on Carmel Avenue and Palmetto Avenue.
The officers responded to a report of two vehicles driving recklessly at 4:54 p.m. Moreover, it happened in the area of Carmel Avenue and Palmetto Avenue.
Then, the officers received another report of a traffic crash with injuries on Francisco Boulevard. Upon their arrival, they found a white GMC truck with Arizona license plates that had struck a power pole.
According to a witness, two men fled the crash scene on foot.
Eventually, the police found and detained the men in the area. Moreover, the police confirmed that both men sustained minor injuries in the crash.
Also, Ochoa showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. Thus, the officers conducted a DUI investigation.
Afterward, the officers found out that Ochoa drove while intoxicated. Hence, after being cleared at a local hospital, authorities booked him into jail.
The officers arrested 43-year-old David Ochoa of Pacifica on suspicion of driving while intoxicated with alcohol causing injury. He also received charges on driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater, hit-and-run causing injury, and driving on DUI probation.
As a driver, it is your responsibility to be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Moreover, driving defensively prepares you for emergencies.
Moving Forward in a DUI Accident
According to the US Department of Transportation, there are nearly 300,000 merging accidents every year.
Indeed, common events on the road can just as swiftly become safety hazards. Furthermore, one must remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of an auto accident.
Sweet Lawyers offer legal representation from experienced and compassionate attorneys that safeguard your legal rights.
Ultimately, we value the trust and respect of our clients. Thus, we want them to know that injuries sustained in an accident often don’t become apparent until months later when it is too late.
Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers says that Pacifica accident cases may call for a separate investigation. Moreover, an experienced attorney can spearhead fighting on behalf of the injured party.
If you have been involved in a dangerous DUI accident, reach out to the experienced lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. Furthermore, we have over 40 years of experience in the legal field. We know what it takes to win your injury case. Let us fight for you, and achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674-7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a professional.