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Date and Time of Release: 13 February 2014

Date and Time of Incident: 12 February 2014

Subject: DUI Accident Arrest
12 February 2014, at approx. 10:07 am, officers were dispatched to the area of Mono Way, across from the Timer Hills Shopping Center, regarding an injury accident.

When officers arrived, they observed that a 2001 Toyota pick-up had left the north side of the roadway, and struck the rear of a City of Sonora backhoe, that was parked along the north edge of the roadway where City Public Works members were working. The backhoe sustained moderate damage and the pick sustained major damage.

No City Public Works employees were injured. The driver, who was identified as 28 year old Christopher Bradbury of Tuolumne, received moderate injuries and was transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

At the scene of the accident, Bradbury was exhibiting signs of being under the influence. He was interviewed at the hospital and determined to be under the influence of a controlled Narcotic. Because of Bradbury’s medical condition he was cited and released for driving under the influence of drugs and was not booked.

The westbound lane of Mono Way was closed for approximately one hour, while officers conducted the investigation and the roadway could be cleared.