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Merriam Arrested On DUI Charge

San Andreas, CA — Wednesday afternoon at approximately 3:20 the C.H.P. arrested 56 year old Purnam Merriam of Knight’s Landing and charged him with driving under the influence.

Merriam was northbound on Hwy 49 south of Carson Hill when he allowed his 1973 Ford to cross over the double yellow lines and collide with a 2009 Ford Expedition driven by 33 year old Kent Gresham of Friant.

Neither driver suffered serious injuries.

Merriam was arrested and booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com