Driver extricated and arrested for DUI after Highway 101 crash

July 25, 2019

A man suffered major injuries and needed to be extracted from his vehicle after crashing and rolling his vehicle over on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo Wednesday morning. [Cal Coast Times]

At about 8 a.m., the car crashed on southbound Highway 101 just south of the Madonna Road off-ramp, according to the San Luis Obispo Fire Department. The vehicle landed on its side off of the highway in thick shrubbery.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and quickly extricated the man. Responders transported him to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.

The Tribune reports the man, 54-year-old San Luis Obispo resident Gerald Anderson, was arrested for DUI following the collision, though he was not booked in jail because of his injuries. Anderson’s injuries included broken ribs.


Alcohol for breakfast. How nice.

We’re not safe any time of day.


The driver harmed no one but himself, and Cal Trans or the city will be billing him for any expenses of repairing whatever landscape his car tore up. Chances are this lucky break for him will wake him up and change his life for the better.

But you’re right, we’re not safe …

…even if we live in a bubble, even if drinking alcohol before breakfast in or around SLO were as prohibited as smoking tobacco. We’d still not be safe any time of day, though maybe we’d think we were safer.

Vivir con miedo es como vivir a media. To live with fear is like to half-live.