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Drinking Leads To Arrests

A 21-year-old man and four juveniles were arrested for alcohol violations in Valley Springs.

Calaveras County Sheriffs stopped Jesse Ketcham at the end of McCauley Road. He was arrested by deputies for DUI. Four youths in the car were also found to have been drinking and were placed under arrest.

The arresting deputy had the four youths pick-up the empty beer cans and garbage that they had thrown from the vehicle prior to the traffic stop.

A Valley Springs woman is in custody for drunk driving. The Highway Patrol reports 32-year-old Barbara Brown was driving westbound on Danaher Drive at a high rate of speed while under the influence of alcohol and drove her 1999 Chevy Suburban off the road into a ditch. She and her passenger, 26-year-old Amanda Brown, suffered injuries in the crash and transported to area hospitals. Amanda was taken to a Modesto hospital for treatment. Barbara Brown was later arrested for DUI.