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Wednesday, 14 November 2007 01:47

Suspected Drunk Driver Causes Accident on Hwy 88

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slide8 manner on Hwy 88, leaving cars and trucks scattered along both sides of the highway. The accident occurred at about 6:30 pm on Monday evening near Sunnybrook on Hwy 88. Michael Storey, 45, of Ione, pulled into the lane of oncoming traffic and struck the side of a pickup driven by a 17-year old Ione boy, who was forced into the embankment on his side of the highway. Storey then steered back into his lane, running into a second car driven by a Stockton man, who then ran off the road and down an embankment.Amador County Sheriff Sergeant Middleton flushed the hit and run driver out of his hiding place about 25 minutes later. Five people were injured in this accident -- four were taken to SutterAmador Hospital by ambulance. The truck driven by the young Ione driver, who lives less than a mile from the scene, was severely damaged but the young man escaped with only scratches to his hands and face. According to the CHP, Storey was arrested for driving under the influence, and hit and run, both resulting in bodily injury. A Bill Lavallie story Storey fled the scene and hid in a cluster of bushes nearby.

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