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


Big rig knocks down light, driver arrested for DUI

By From page A6 | July 12, 2013

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.


Cole Mayer

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