DUI crash leaves Paso Robles man in critical condition
July 2, 2015
A 44-year-old Paso Robles man is in critical condition following an alleged DUI crash on Highway 1 in which his car flipped and he was thrown from the vehicle. [Tribune]
Charles Lee Boyd suffered lacerations, broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a spinal injury. He crashed his 1989 Mercury Cougar while driving at high speeds near the elephant seals vista point northwest of San Simeon, according to the CHP.
Investigators say Boyd was driving northbound when he drifted right, overcorrected to the left, entered the southbound lane, steered right again and slid across both lanes. The vehicle hit an embankment and barbed-wire fence and became airborne while overturning.
The Mercury suffered major front end damage. It eventually came to rest on its wheels.
Boyd was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
CHP officials say they plan to file a DUI complaint with the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.