The Visalia Police Department arrested a man for causing a vehicle collision in Visalia, California, while driving under the influence. Brett Eymard, 38, was taken into custody on Sunday.
The accident report released by the VPD revealed that the collision happened after the suspect ran a stop sign at McAuliffe and Walnut intersection. Officers responded to the crash site around 6:40 p.m. after a call about the occurrence.
When they arrived, they found that a gray Toyota driven by Eymard struck a gray Honda SUV heading west on Walnut. The collision impact caused the second vehicle to hit a red Dodge pickup truck waiting to turn northbound onto McAuliffe from Walnut.
The suspect was the only occupant of the Toyota, and officers arrested him after determining he was impaired. He sustained minor injuries and received treatment at the Kaweah Delta Medical Clinic before getting booked into the Tulare County pretrial facility.
The Honda occupants, consisting of the driver and children, sustained moderate injuries and received treatment at the same hospital. The police said the occupants of the Dodge did not sustain any wound.
Under the California Vehicle Code, a driver must not operate a vehicle if they have up to .08% blood alcohol concentration. For commercial drivers and school bus operators, it is .04% BAC, while those under 21 years must have less than .01%.
Failure to obey this rule is a criminal offense under the vehicle code. Convicted offenders face imprisonment, fines, administrative suspension of driver’s license, and alcohol education program.
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