Four people were seriously injured in a Bakersfield car collision that was caused by a driver influenced by drugs. According to the Bakersfield Californian, two 27-year-olds, a 22-year-old, a 56-year-old, and a 26-year-old were injured in a five car crash. Many others- including a 40-year-old, a 68-year-old, a 21-year-old, and a 47-year-old were fortunate to escape the accident without injury in the rear-end accident.

The offender was later arrested for suspicion of a felony charge of causing personal injury while driver under the influence of drugs. He may also face charge for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

The crash occurred when the offender, who was driving a Honda Accord at 70 mph east on Niles Street, rear-ended a car stopped at a red light at Descanso Street. The collision caused a chain reaction crash involving several individuals. The newspaper found online court records, which indicate that the offender had several recent brushes with the law including prior jail time for assault, drug possession and a DUI.

According to statistics, California leads the nation in DUI arrests. According to the FBI, there were 177,405 California DUI arrests in 2004. Of these almost 1,500 of the DUI arrests were under the age of 18.

If you have recently been arrested for driving under the influence in California, it is strongly recommended you seek the counsel of a qualified DUI attorney in your local area. Information on the Internet is no substitute for professional legal representation.

People arrested for a California DUI face two separate processes – a California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) procedure that determines whether or not the California Drivers License is suspended or restricted, and a court case that can lead to a variety of DUI penalties.

For more information on the DUI laws in California, click here.

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