Woman arrested for DUI after crashing into tree in South Lake Tahoe
A Novato resident suffered major injuries Sunday after crashing into a tree off Pioneer Trail in South Lake Tahoe and was arrested for DUI.
According to the California Highway Patrol report, a 21-year-old was traveling eastbound in a 2003 Mercedes Benz on Pioneer Trail from U.S. 50 at an undetermined speed as she approached a curve in the road. The woman told the reporting officer she veered to avoid an animal.
While avoiding the animal, she drove into a tree on the south side of the road, injuring herself and her two passengers.
The driver suffered broken legs and was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital.