Drunk Driver Plows into Three Trees, Wrecks Car on Meridian Saturday Night

Staff Writer

A 30-year-old Mammoth man has been arrested on suspicion of driving drunk and/or under the influence of drugs after he plowed a Subaru Outback into the sides of three trees on the south side of Meridian Boulevard near the Sunshine Village condominium complex Saturday night, June 13, before his vehicle flipped over onto its roof facing the opposite direction on the far south side of the lane and came to a halt.

The driver and a male passenger walked away with minor scrapes and bruises, according to Mammoth Lakes Police, but the Subaru was totaled.

The accident occurred sometime after 7:25 p.m. and before 8 p.m.

The Subaru appeared to be traveling eastbound when for some reason, the driver lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the road and onto the sidewalk area, plowing into three pine trees in succession before it flipped over onto its roof.

The accident is under investigation. — WG