Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 3:24 p.m. / Crime
Crescent City Man Charged With DUI, Hit & Run, Child Endangerment After Allegedly Crashing Into Vacant U.S. 101 Home
A 21-year-old Crescent City man is in jail after he allegedly crashed his car into a vacant home at the corner of 9th and L streets at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The force of the crash moved the building a few inches off its foundation, Crescent City Police Chief Richard Griffin told the Wild Rivers Outpost on Wednesday.
“We left the vehicle in there because it wasn’t safe to take it out of the house at the time,” he said.
Forest Guy Foreman, who was one of three people in the car, was driving southbound on U.S. 101 at about 70 mph, passing a California Highway Patrol officer near the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, Griffin said. The officer turned around and attempted a traffic stop, but Foreman had allegedly crashed into the home by then, Griffin said.
Two of the subjects — including a 20-year-old and a 17-year-old who was taken to the hospital with minor injuries — stayed on scene, according to Griffin. Foreman allegedly fled the area and was found roughly two blocks away on K Street.
“During the investigation, officers were able to determine, or suspected, that he was under the influence of alcohol,” Griffin said. “Preliminary alcohol screening showed him to be above a .20, of over twice the legal limit.”
Foreman faces charges of DUI causing bodily injury; DUI over the legal blood-alcohol limit of 0.08; obstructing-resisting arrest and hit and run resulting in injury.
Foreman also faces a charge of willful cruelty to a child resulting in possible injury or death, according to the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Online Information Page. According to Griffin, Foreman had allegedly talked his 17-year-old passenger into going with him to get food.