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Big rig knocks down light, driver arrested for DUI

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CALTRANS WORKERS remove a metal light pole struck by a truck near the eastbound onramp to Highway 50 at Missouri Flat Road on Thursday. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

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From page A6 | July 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

A big rig smashed into a traffic light early Thursday morning in Placerville, leading to the arrest of the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The empty logging truck, a “tractor and dolly for logging,” was heading northbound on Missouri Flat Road at Highway 50, approaching Highway 50, at 5:20 a.m. when the big rig traveled off the east shoulder, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. The big rig struck a traffic light pole, bringing it down.

“They are repairing the light today,” Cuthbertson said, as it had been impeding traffic.

There were no injuries, but the driver, Robert Dunn, 39, of Buck Horn, was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

 

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  • Ernie LouisJuly 12, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    This is one we got away with and not kill anyone. Missouri Flat aside, the Trucker was going to or just left a County Residential Road. We are a rural residential community. DUI’s ,School Bus Stops, Industrial and Commercial Traffic don’t mix. We have vacant industrial and commercial buildings space all over the County. Existing parks have improved roads and zoning. (except Bernello) But the County wants to stick more incompatible zoning and projects in rural neighborhoods. The County better improve their knowledge of this unhealthy mix of projects and re-zones they are approving. If you have any doubt, attend your own planning commission meeting. We have to remind the Board of Supervisors that we moved here to get away from the likes of Sacramento. The future value of El Dorado County Is the uniqueness of a rural foothill County. It’s been slow, but the economy will recover and families will want to move and even telecommute from a rural setting. I think Companies will also seek us out for the same reasons. Ernie Louis

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