Sonora, CA — 44 year old Victoria Etiz of Sonora was booked into the County Jail during the Wednesday noon hour on multiple charges including “driving under the influence.”
Witnesses told Sonora Police officers that Etiz, driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla, had intitiated her bizarre driving by literally parking for a moment at the Hess Ave.-Mono Way intersection. She then attempted to drive up an off-ramp of Hwy 108 only to make a U-turn on the bypass and return to Mono Way.
Etiz then failed to stop for a traffic light and turned westbound onto Mono Way traveling at a very high rate of speed.
The driver of a second vehicle attempted to avoid Etiz but failed to do so. An ensuing collision east of Greenley Rd. caused back and neck pain for the driver of the second vehicle. Etiz was contacted by officers and blew a preliminary .315, close to four times the legal limit.
Etiz was immediately placed under arrest and booked into the County Jail on charges of felony drunk driving-causing an injury and felony child endangerment. Etiz´s five year old son was in the back seat at the time of the accident. He was turned over to Child Welfare Services.
Lt. Mark Stinson commented that if witness had notified the Police Department at the outset of Etiz´s bizarre driving, the accident probably could have been avoided.
For future reference, the Police Department´s phone number is (209) 532-8141.
Written by Bill Johnson