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CHP: Lake County DUI crash injures three

A Los Angeles man remained in custody Tuesday in the Lake County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence from a Sunday collision that injured himself and two others, according to the CHP.

Passenger Christian Vazquez remained in Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in critical condition Tuesday, the CHP said. The man’s age and town of residence weren’t available.

Driver Aquilino Vazquez-Garcia, 31, had major injuries and was flown to Memorial by a second medical helicopter. Officers arrested him on suspicion of felony DUI causing injuries and other charges. He was treated for his injuries and released to officers who booked him into the jail.

Vazquez-Garcia had been headed west on rural Highway 20, east of Clearlake Oaks, about 4 p.m. with three passengers.

Apparently speeding, the driver lost control of his 1998 Honda Accord on a curve, the CHP said, slid into the eastbound lanes and off the road, the CHP said.

The impact crushed the passenger side and trapped Christian Vasquez.

Sitting in the back seat, Sabino Rios-Garcia, 31, had moderate injuries. Officers suspected he was intoxicated and arrested him at the crash scene on suspicion of being drunk in public, the CHP said. He was taken by ambulance to Adventist Health Clear Lake, and treated and released to officers.

Passenger Cristian Figueroa-Roque, 23, of Escalon wasn’t injured.

-Randi Rossmann

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