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Calaveras Area CHP Makes DUI arrests

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A Railroad Flat man was arrested after a solo crash on Sheep Ranch Road Friday evening.

The CHP says 32 year-old Quinn Shields saw two deer in the roadway and thought he saw two vehicles in his lane. Officers say because of his intoxication, Shields braked his Volkswagen Golf and swerved of the roadway hitting a tree. He was not injured in the mishap.

A mis-judged turn landed an Angels Camp woman in the hospital and under arrest for suspicion of drunk driving.

The Calaveras County area CHP says 49 year-old Carin Alatorre was headed east on Highway 4 near Stallion Way last week when due to her intoxication, lost control of her pick-up and hit a concert bridge railing, causing the truck to roll over into a ditch.

She was taken to Mark Twain Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.