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CHP: DUI Lake County driver rolls car, ejecting passenger

A Lake County man suspected of driving drunk crashed his Chevrolet Camaro and then drove away early Wednesday, leaving an injured passenger on the roadway, the CHP said.

Paul Durbin, 25, of Nice, was arrested after the 2:50 a.m. wreck in north Lakeport, Lake County CHP Officer Kory Reynolds said.

The passenger was ejected when the Camaro rolled on Lakeshore Drive. When the car returned to its wheels, Durbin drove off, Reynolds said.

The car later became disabled and Durbin, who had visible injuries, stopped at a gas station where he was arrested by Lake County sheriff’s deputies, Reynolds said.

CHP officers are investigating the crash. Durbin was booked into Lake County Jail on suspicion of felony drunken driving causing injuries and felony hit-and-run. Bail was set at $50,000.

The passenger reportedly was treated for injuries and released.

- Randi Rossmann

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