WINTERHAVEN — Two unrelated accidents, possibly both involving drinking and driving, kept the California Highway Patrol office here busy Sunday.
Highway Patrol Winterhaven area Officer David Nuñez said Josefa Refugio Escalanti, 22, of Winterhaven was traveling east on Interstate 8 near the Buttercup Sand Dunes about 6:15 a.m.. when Escalanti's compact car veered off the road and she attempted to steer back onto the road but overcorrected.
Her vehicle rolled and came to rest on its side. Escalanti was wearing a seat belt. She suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center.
Nuñez said the Highway Patrol may file a complaint against Escalanti with the District Attorney's Office for driving under the influence, depending on blood-alcohol test results. He said Escalanti showed signs of being under the influence after the accident.