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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Driver arrested after 3-vehicle crash

  • Suspect vehicle hit pickup, knocked it into third vehicle, police say
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  • A suspected drunk driver is going to spend Christmas Eve in jail and at least one person may be going to the hospital after a three-vehicle collision at Tenth and San Emidio Tuesday evening.
    Th crash occurred about 5:30 p.m.Taft Police Sgt. Ray Buford said witnesses told said the suspect vehicle was northbound on Tenth approaching San Emidio when it ran into the rear of a pickup and pushed the truck into another car stopped at the stop sign.
    The suspect driver was immediately detained and will be arrested on DUI charges, Buford said.
    His name was not immediately available.
    Everyone involved in the accident at first declined medical treatment, but a short time later an ambulance was sent back to the scene to treat and possibly transport a patient.
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