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Suspected DUI driver arrested following crash on 7th Standard Road

Posted at 9:47 AM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-13 20:00:27-04

A 23-year-old was arrested for driving under the influence following a crash Tuesday morning.

It happened just after 9 a.m. on 7th Standard Road and Broken Court.

Refugio Aarreola, 54, was headed westbound on 7th Standard Road, stopped in a construction zone on 7th Standard Road with one-way traffic control, the CHP said.

The suspected DUI driver, Emilio Tellez, 23, failed to see Aarreola and slammed into the back of him, the CHP said.

Aarreola was airlifted to Kern Medical with major injuries.

Tellez was arrested for felony DUI at the scene.