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Calaveras Weekend Accidents

San Andreas, CA — The San Andreas area CHP Office responded to a couple of notable accidents over the weekend.

On Saturday at 11:40 am there was a motorcycle accident on Hwy 4 west of Hunt Road. 66-year-old Christine Portal of Byron, California suffered moderate injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Memorial North Hospital in Modesto.

On Sunday at 11:15 am there was a two vehicle head-on accident on Hwy 4 near Northwood Drive. A car driven by 19-year-old Robin Chestnut of Vallecito hit another car driven by 64-year-old John Avilla of Murphys. Avilla suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital. Chestnut suffered minor injuries and was arrested for driving under the influence.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.