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Sleepy Driver Overturns Car on 101

The driver of an overturned car is alright after an accident on hwy 101 in Arcata this afternoon. The accident happened at12:37 p.m. when the driver drifted off the road causing his car to turn sharply, hit the embankment and overturn.  



The driver told CHP officers he was feeling tired, when his left tire ran off the road. The driver suffered from a slightly injured arm said CHP. 






Sgt. Martin Abshire, of CHP, said that driving tired can be the same as driving distracted or under the influence.


"I'm certain he didn't intend to crash today," said 




Traffic was reduced to one lane traffic for about a half an hour.