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Speeding Driver Destroys Guardrail

Tuolumne County public works crews got an early start to their day Friday when a speeding pickup destroyed the guardrail on the Phoenix Lake Road bridge over Sullivan Creek.

The California Highway Patrol says 23-year-old William Joshua Reiser of Columbia was going too fast and punched his 2001 GMC pickup through the guardrail about 2:30 a.m. He was arrested for drunk driving.

Tuolumne County Road Supervisor Barry Bynum says crews started work at 3:30 Friday morning and had the guardrail completely rebuilt 11 hours later.