Photo: Pic of arrest
SAUSALITO — A flip-over crash at the approach to the Golden Gate Bridge landed an unlicensed driver in jail for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
CHP officers responded to a report of a crash that occurred on southbound Highway 101 shortly before 9 p.m. on May 26.
A vehicle carrying the driver and five passengers overturned near the Marin Headlands on the northern side of the bridge.
The driver and the passengers, ages 16 to 21, were able to crawl outside of the damaged vehicle. Also, emergency responders arrived at the scene of the crash, according to the CHP.
Paramedics treated the passengers for injuries at the crash scene. In contrast, the driver had fled from the vehicle and hid nearby before CHP officers arrived on the scene.
Arresting the DUI Driver
A CHP helicopter searched for the driver, assisted by officers from the Sausalito Police Department. They located the driver shortly afterward hiding amongst bushes growing in a drainage ditch alongside the highway.
They arrested the suspect, 18-year-old Stockton resident Angel Negron-Clay, without further incident near the Alexander Avenue exit of Highway 101.
Negron-Clay’s charges are – DUI with drugs and alcohol causing bodily injury, hit and run resulting death or injury, and for driving without a license.
Negron-Clay remains in custody at the county lockup in San Rafael in lieu of $50,000 bond.