DUI suspect facing felony charges after colliding head-on with deputy
PHOTOS: Calaveras County Sheriff
CALAVERAS COUNTY — The Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a man in connection to a DUI collision with a patrol vehicle last month.
At around 10 PM on Saturday, September 28, a deputy was responding to a report of a missing hunter near Spicer Meadow Reservoir when he was struck head-on by a car being driven by 42-year-old John Ueda.
CHP responded and found that Ueda had been driving under the influence, for which he was arrested and charged with DUI accident causing injury, driving with a blood-alcohol level higher than .08 causing an accident, and driving on a suspended license — the first two of which are felonies, the third a misdemeanor.
He has since been booked on $130,000 bail.
The deputy was transported to the Mark Twain Emergency Room to be treated for his injuries.