A Hemet man has been arrested on drunk driving charges after he lost control of his car and smashed into a tree in a single car collision, law enforcement authorities reported today.
Officers responded to the scene just before 10:30 p.m., on Monday Jan. 28 on Ramona Boulevard west of Windsong Lane In San Jacinto.
According to Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. McKinney, 28-year-old Patrick Cooney was barreling westbound on Ramona Boulevard when he lost control of his black Nissan Sentra and crashed into a curb before plowing into a tree.
“The vehicle overturned coming to rest on its roof several feet from the point of impact,” Sgt. McKinney stated in a sheriff’s report.
Cooney,who was uninjured in the crash, was arrested and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility on suspicion of driving under the influence.
His passenger suffered minor injuries.
Anyone with additional details regarding this crash is urged to contact the San Jacinto Police Department at 951-654-2702.
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