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Marine’s Intoxication May Have Caused Orange County Crash

A multi-vehicle accident in Orange County recently may have been caused by a 22-year-old Marine corporal stationed at Camp Pendleton. Police believe he was intoxicated at the time of the crash, according to a recent article posted by Channel 10 News.

The Marine, who is stationed at the Northern San Diego base, ran a red light at the intersection of Avery Parkway and Marguerite Parkway in Mission Viejo while exiting the San Diego Freeway. His car hit a Honda Element in the intersection, pushing it into a second car nearby.

The three passengers in the Honda and one in the Chevy Cobalt were treated for their injuries at a nearby hospital. All four are expected to recover. The Marine corporal walked away from the California auto accident without injury. He was taken into custody by the Orange County sheriff’s department on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI). He is currently being held on a $100,000 bond in the Orange County jail.

Motorists who drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs put both themselves and other drivers at great risk. Drivers who are unfortunate enough to suffer a collision with a drunk or drugged driver may be seriously injured or even killed. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, please don’t hesitate to contact an experienced San Diego car accident injury lawyer. Steven A. Elia has years of experience fighting for injured individuals and their families after a car crash. Call Steven A. Elia today at 619-444-2244 for a free and confidential consultation.

Steven Elia

Steven Elia

Mr. Elia has extensive litigation experience having appeared at more than 1,000 civil hearings including jury and bench trials, over 500 depositions, and hundreds of mediations. Some of his cases have made national headlines. He specializes in personal injury, business law and civil litigation in and around San Diego.