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Suspected DUI Crash Sends 10-Year-Old Girl to Hospital

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

A 10-year-old girl suffered major injuries Saturday evening when a car in which she was riding crashed into a tree north of Santa Maria, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The girl, whose name was not released, was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo after the accident, which occurred just after 6 p.m. on Thompson Avenue north of Highway 166, the CHP said.

Justin R. Meyers, 28, of Nipomo, was driving a 1997 Acura southbound on Thompson when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a tree on the east side of the road, the CHP said.

The 10-year-old girl was in the front passenger seat, the CHP said, while a 4-year-old girl in the back seat escaped injury.

Meyers suffered moderate injuries, and also was taken to Sierra Vista.

All of the car’s occupants were wearing seat belts, the CHP said.

The CHP said Meyers was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Charges against him were pending Saturday night.

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» on 02.24.13 @ 10:30 AM


» on 02.24.13 @ 01:29 PM

Another drunk….no surprise.

» on 02.24.13 @ 04:54 PM

It takes these types of accidents to prove the point.  Regardless of the laws and license tests, stupid human tricks will win out.

If this idiot even beings to have even a sip of alcohol the rest of his life, someone should point him to a long walk on a very short pier.

It took one cirrhitc liver death, and one death by roll over of a first cousin to convince me.  That is how stupid I was.

» on 03.01.13 @ 01:47 AM

Never judge YOU are NOT GOD, with that said if you believe everything in the news and paper you must have an IQ of a pea!!! You do not know the facts you haven’t seen paperwork. So unless you know the truth keep your comments to your flipping self, you only show your ignorance by posting the crap you do!!! Take a step back, and don’t judge, you don’t know the story you haven’t seen reports!,!!

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