Crash leads to DUI arrest

A Salem, Oregon man was arrested for driving under the influence of prescription medication following a single-car crash on Highway 395 at Jeter Road about 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 10.

According to a statement from the California Highway Patrol, Danny Huffman, 74 lost control of his 2004 Dodge Ram pickup during slippery conditions while it was snowing. The pickup crossed the southbound lane, left the roadway and overturned onto its left side. Hoffman was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the collision.

The CHP reminds motorists to reduce their speed during inclement weather.

According to the statement, “DUI does not just involve alcohol or illegal drugs. Prescription medications can impair your ability to be a safe driver. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before driving.