DUI crash leaves Paso Robles man in critical condition

July 2, 2015

DUIA 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.


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6 Comments

  1. unlisted says:

    Death wish anyone?

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  2. Perspicacious says:

    Why do people always ask “Why do people drive drunk?” and “Why don’t people wear their seat belts?” whenever there is a story like this?

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  3. SLO_Johnny says:

    We will probably end up paying the medical bills for this idiot. I wish that they would ban drunk drivers from ever again owning or driving a car..

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  4. Zuma7 says:

    No sympathy here for the drunk.
    Just glad he didn’t injure or kill an innocent
    person.

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  5. dogeatdog says:

    why do people drink and drive, and put the safety of others on the road at risk?

    He did not wear a seat belt because he was drunk and forgot about it probably.

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  6. fhill123 says:

    Why do people not wear their seatbelts? It truly escapes me.

    (3) 9 Total Votes - 6 up - 3 down

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