A Murphys man was arrested Wednesday night after crashing into a house at the Rambling Hills Estates in Columbia while driving under the influence.
California Highway Patrol Sonora Area Officer Jamie Pullen said a blood draw was conducted on the DUI suspect after he was treated for minor injuries at Adventist Health Sonora, and his BAC would not be available for about a week.
About 8:55 p.m. on Wednesday night, the Murphys resident was driving a 2007 Subaru Forester northbound on Parrotts Ferry Road north of Porcina Way in Columbia.
The man was driving about 30 to 35 miles per hour, a CHP press release said, and characterized the driver as having a “high level of alcohol intoxication.”
The driver entered a right curve in the road near the Rambling Hills Estates, a planned retirement community made up of more than 100 manufactured homes. The driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed through a wood fence surrounding a residence, Pullen said.
The vehicle hit and overturned, coming to rest on its right side.
Pullen said the home sustained minimal damage to siding and a broken window. The occupants at the residence were not harmed, a CHP press release said.
Road conditions were dry at the time of the accident.
The suspect waited at the scene for the arrival of CHP officers, who determined he was under the influence of alcohol.
He was transported to Adventist Health Sonora for treatment of minor injuries before his arrest.
Emmanuel Israel Ramirez-Patino, 26, of Murphys, was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Ramirez-Patino was released from the Tuolumne County Jail on his own recognizance.