Alleged DUI driver causes two-car collision on I-15
Last updated 10/22/2009 at Noon
An early morning two-car collision causing minor injuries to two individuals was caused by a suspected drunk driver Sunday morning, October 11.
According to California Highway Patrol officer Steve Zelasko, Javier Luna-Alanis, a 30-year-old man from Tijuana, was driving south on Interstate 15 near the State Route 76 intersection in his 1991 Chevrolet Blazer at approximately 65 mph in the number two lane at about 5:30 a.m.
Suddenly, Luna-Alanis swung to the right and hit the tail end of a 2001 Honda Accord being driven by Iryna Hogan in the number three lane, causing his vehicle to lose control and overturn, landing in the number three lane.
The two vehicles blocked three lanes of traffic, leaving only one lane open, according to the CHP.
Iryna Hogan, 35, of Temecula, complained of pain to her head, neck and shoulder, said Zelasko. She was treated at Tri-City Medical Center and later released.
Luna-Alanis suffered minor cuts and scratches and was taken to Tri-City Medical Center. He was later booked into Vista Jail on suspicion of drunken driving causing injury.