California Highway Patrol arrested a 60-year-old San Rafael man on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed his car into a telephone pole on Wednesday.
Stephen Vance was booked in on two felony charges of drunken driving.
On July 4, at approximately 5:50 p.m. Vance and 70-year-old passenger Lisa Vance, were traveling northbound on Highway 1 near Dogtown Curve in a 2005 Toyota Prius when the driver lost control of the car. The car hit a telephone pole on the east side of the roadway at around 30 mph, according to CHP spokesperson Eric Hohmeister.
“The Prius then rolled backwards across the northbound and southbound lanes and came to rest facing eastbound, blocking both lanes,” he said in a release.
CHP officers arrested Stephen Vance, who was determined to be the driver at the time of the collision and had been driving under the influence.
The female passenger complained about neck pain and was transported to . The driver was not injured in the collision.
Vance was one of four drivers total Marin CHP arrested for driving under the influence over the Fourth of July holiday.