Orange County man plows in fence and damages vehicles, Charged with DUI


ARCATA, Calif. (KIEM) – An Orange County man remains behind bars Wednesday, after being charged with driving under the influence of drugs in Arcata.

Heidi Groszmann was the acting watch commander for the Arcata Police Department when the crash happened.

“The vehicle collided with a fence and hit four parked cars and the driver of the vehicle tried to walk away from the incident, he did leave his telephone number and his name, he was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence, not having a valid driver’s license and possession of a controlled substance,” she said.

On Monday, just before 4 p.m, a van driven by 30-year-old Chadd James Jensen of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, ran into a fence at 5050 West End Road in Arcata.

About half-an-hour later, the driver was in custody- no one was hurt in the crash except for Jensen, who sustained minor injuries.

He remains behind bars on new charges and a felony burglary warrant out of Orange County, but, because of the spike in COVID-19 cases – Jensen most likely will not be extradited.

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