Man charged with DUI following 3-car crash
August 10, 2014
California Highway Patrol officers arrested a man Saturday for DUI after he allegedly caused a three-car accident on U.S. Highway 101 near Templeton.
Shortly before 1 p.m., Luis Alberto Herrera, 25, was headed south at more than 100 mph when he attempted to pass another car, lost control of his Honda Accord and crossed two lanes of traffic. While trying to avoid Herrera’s car, two other drivers crashed into each other.
Herrera’s car then hit against the center medium and spun around. Herrera got out of his car, jumped the guard rail and ran across two northbound lanes of traffic.
Shortly afterwards, officers caught up with him on Vineyard Drive not far from the accident.
Along with his passenger, a 65-year-old San Luis Obispo man, Hererra was transported to Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton for treatment of minor injuries. The other two drivers were not injured in the accident.
Officers booked Herrera into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of driving without a license, felony DUI causing injury and felony hit and run.