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Train hits car; driver arrested on suspicion of DUI

By From page A2 | January 09, 2013

A Sacramento man was arrested on drunken-driving charges Sunday after his car became lodged on railroad tracks east of Davis and was struck by a train, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday.

At about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, a train traveling on the Union Pacific Railroad lines hit the Nissan Altima that was disabled on the tracks at county roads 105 and 32A, CHP Officer Bryan Konvalin said. Officers from the CHP and Davis Police Department arrived to find the car had been abandoned and began a search of the area.

It wasn’t long before they spotted 24-year-old Angel Moreno of Sacramento walking along County Road 32A just west of the crash scene. Konvalin said Moreno appeared to be intoxicated, and officers determined he had been driving the Nissan at the time it became lodged on the railroad tracks.

In addition to the alleged DUI offense, Moreno was found to be on felony parole and driving on a suspended license, Konvalin said. He was lodged at the Yolo County Jail and placed on a parole hold.

Lauren Keene

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