A man, allegedly driving while drunk, veered off Highway 50 near the deer crossing on Sept. 2 and slammed into a guardrail before sliding down an embankment and rolling over.
Pedro Valverde IV, 39, of Rancho Cordova, was traveling eastbound on Highway 50 at about 7:40 a.m. when he veered off the road, CHP Officer Dan Stark said. His 1993 Nissan Altima was traveling at about 70 mph when he hit a guardrail, mangling it, before he “continued down the embankment and overturned,” Stark said.
Valverde was allegedly driving while under the influence. “There were signs of intoxication and he was placed under arrest,” Stark said. “He was treated for minor injuries and booked into the county jail.” Stark noted it was a single vehicle, single occupant accident.
He posted bail just before 1 a.m. on Sept. 3 and has been released from custody.