YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – A mother and son were both arrested for driving under the influence last night after their car overturned in front the fire station in YLP.
Just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, Noah Garfoot, 20, of Coarsegold, was eastbound on Glacier Drive just east of Longhollow Drive, when for unknown reasons, his car veered off the road and overturned, according to CHP.
His mother, Lisa Garfoot, 50, also of Coarsegold, was a passenger in the 1996 Toyota Avalon. Prior to the car overturning, Lisa reportedly grabbed the steering wheel. The reason for her doing that is not known at this time.
The Toyota came to rest on its side, and firefighters had to pry open a door to free both occupants from the vehicle.
Noah was unhurt, and Lisa suffered minor injuries.
Both driver and passenger were charged with DUI, since both were responsible for the operation of the vehicle when the crash occurred, and both were deemed to be under the influence.
Noah was placed under arrest for felony DUI causing injury, and was booked into the Madera County Department of Corrections. Lisa was charged with misdemeanor DUI and released into the custody of St. Agnes Hospital where she was transported by Sierra Ambulance.
The accident remains under investigation.