Loleta woman taken to hospital after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel in Ukiah

UKIAH - A Loleta woman was sent to the hospital after allegedly driving while drowsy and crashing into an embankment near Ukiah.

According to California Highway Patrol, 20-year-old Melissa Boomer was driving southbound on Highway 101 North of Nelson Ranch Road when she drifted off the road onto the rumble strip, over corrected and lost control of her vehicle colliding with an embankment. The car flipped over and Boomer was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Alcohol was not a factor. CHP believes the collision occurred because the driver was tired and fell asleep. Law enforcement reminds the public that driving drowsy is just as dangerous as driving under the influence. If you feel tired, find a place to pull over and sleep.