Sonora, CA — 51 year old Harold Howard of Winton was arrested by the CHP Friday afternoon at 4:30 following a motorcycle accident on SR-132 east of Merced Falls Rd.
Howard was traveling westbound at approximately 60mph with his daughter 28 year old Destiny Gulnac also of Winton.
Howard failed to negotiate a right curve in the roadway and traveled into a field on the south side of the highway. Gulnac bailed from the bike while Howard´s head struck the diagonal support cable for a utility pole. The 1993 Harley Davidson went out of control, overturned and landed on top of Howard.
Witnesses removed the bike and provided medical attention. Howard was transported by helicopter to Memorial Medical Center with major injuries.
In addition he was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Written by Bill Johnson