Suspected drunken driver injures son, himself in crash near California City

Both suffer severe injuries

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. -  

A suspected drunken driver was arrested after a crash that left one person injured, officials said.

On Thursday, March 21, at 3:30 p.m., officials with the California Highway Patrol said a 1996 Ford pick up driven by Joshua Fuller of Cantil, was traveling on Phillips Road east of State Route 14, north of California City. 

Officials said the vehicle was being driven on the right dirt shoulder area when Fuller steered his vehicle to the left in an attempt to reenter the paved portion of the roadway. 

Fuller then steered the vehicle to the right and lost control of his vehicle.   According to officials, the vehicle then overturned, when Fuller and his passenger Donald Fuller Jr. were ejected from the vehicle. 

Officials said neither occupant was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision. 

Fuller Jr. was severely injured and taken to Antelope Valley Hospital by Mercy Air medical helicopter. 

The investigating officer said he suspects the use of alcohol by Fuller was the cause of this collision. 

Fuller was also taken to Antelope Valley Hospital and then placed under arrest for driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage causing severe bodily injury.  Fuller’s injuries were also described as severe.      

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