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DUI Arrest After Crash On Highway 49

OAKHURST – Traffic was stopped in both directions on Highway 49 this evening while emergency personnel cleared a wreck just south of Griffin Lane.

Colton Herold, 26, of Madera was southbound in a Ford F250 just after 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3, when he drove his truck off the right shoulder of the road, where it crashed into a tree, and came to rest on the passenger side.

Ford on its side on Highway 49

The truck barely missed breaking through the fence to the back yard of a residence in the Goldside neighborhood.

According to CHP at the scene, the driver was intoxicated at the time of the wreck. He also had a young female passenger in the vehicle. Both suffered only minor injuries.

Towing Ford Pickup onto the road

After being administered a field sobriety test, Herold was taken into custody and charged with Driving Under the Influence.
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Docs Towing pulls F250 out of the ditch

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