Copperopolis, CA — It was 22 year old Raul Espinoza of Stockton who caused that traffic delay early Monday morning on O´Byrnes Ferry Rd. south of Copper Meadows Dr.
According to the Highway Patrol Espinoza was southbound at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a right hand curve due to his state of intoxication. His 1996 Oldsmobile swerved to the right. Once his brakes locked his vehicle crossed over the northbound lane where it struck an enbankment and overturned.
Espinoza was flown to Memorial North Hospital where he was arrested for driving-under-the-influence. His injuries were listed as moderate.
Written by Bill Johnson