U.S. Marine Arrested for Suspected DUI Causing O.C. Car Crash

On September 20, 2010, a three-car crash occurred in Mission Viejo at approximately 10:15 p.m. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said that one of the drivers ran a red light, causing the car accident.

This Southern California car crash occurred at the intersection of Marguerite and Avery Parkway after a Volkswagen Jetta exited the 5 freeway at Avery. Witnesses said the VW ran a red light on Avery, causing the three-car accident. Police, ambulances, and firefighters immediately arrived on the scene to help the injured victims.

When officials got to the scene, they found that the Jetta had crashed into a Honda Element, which in turn hit a Chevy Cobalt due to the force of the wreck. The three passengers in the Element were trapped inside the vehicle, and firefighters had to cut through the car in order to get them out. All three passengers were transported to a local hospital for medical care. There is no word on their conditions at this point.

Authorities said they suspected the driver who ran the red light to be driving under the influence. They conducted a field sobriety test, and arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI. He has been identified as 22-year-old Colin Newman, and he listed his employer as the U.S. Marines. He is being held on $100,000 bail at the Men’s Central Jail.

We hope that all of the victims in this crash have a speedy and full recovery. Also, we want to remind everyone not to drink and drive. If you have been involved in an Orange County car crash, then contact the Law Office of John P. Burns at (877) 320-1338 to speak with an experienced Southern California personal injury attorney today.


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