Bakersfield man faces DUI charges, too

A driver was seriously injured and is facing drunk driving charges after a single vehicle accident on Highway 119 north of Dustin Acres late Wednesday.

CHP officer Adam Taylor said the victim was a Bakersfield man, 57-year-old Adrien Rojas.

He was northbound on Highway 119 just north of Golf Course Road at about 11:55 p.m. when the 2010 Toyota Corolla on SR-119 he was driving crashed into a dirt embankment after he allowed his vehicle to drive off the roadway, Taylor said.

Rojas was transported to a Bakersfield area hospital by ambulance where he was arrested by CHP for suspected DUI.

However, because of his injuries, Rojas was released from custody into the care of the hospital, Taylor said.