Crashes lead to DUI arrests

By June 5, 2011

Two women face drunken driving charges following separate Davis-area crashes on Sunday, authorities said.

The first occurred at about 1 a.m. Sunday as 20-year-old Alexys Padilla of Elk Grove collided with another car as she entered the intersection at Fifth and E streets in downtown Davis, according to Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov. A person in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries but refused medical aid.

Officers on the scene arrested Padilla on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, Doroshov said. She was lodged at the Yolo County Jail.

California Highway Patrol officers said alcohol was a factor in a second crash shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday at the Vic Fazio Wildlife Preserve south of Interstate 80.

Cindy S. Hartley, 49, of Davis, was driving her Honda Civic in the area “when, due to her level of intoxication, she made an unsafe turning movement and allowed her vehicle leave the roadway and strike something,” Officer Cindy Leal said.

Hartley was taken by ambulance to the UC Davis Medical Center with injuries to her neck and bruising to her left arm and left leg, Leal said. Officers had arrested her on suspicion of DUI, then released her to the hospital pending her recovery.

— Reach Lauren Keene at [email protected] or (530) 747-8048.

Lauren Keene

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