HANFORD — A Laton man suspected of driving under the influence was arrested Sunday after rear-ending a car and then crashing into the porch of a Hanford home, Hanford Police Department officials said.
Police said shortly before 3:30 p.m., officers, along with medical personnel, responded to North Irwin Street after receiving a report of an injury traffic accident.
Officials said they determined that a red Ford F-150 driven by 38-year-old Craig Medico of Laton was traveling northbound on Irwin Street when he collided with a black Toyota Camry also traveling northbound on Irwin Street.
As the Toyota was attempting to make a left hand turn onto Elm Street from Irwin Street, police said the F-150 crashed into the back of the Toyota. They said the collision caused Medico to lose control of his truck and he slammed into the front porch of a home on North Irwin Street.
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During the investigation on scene, officers said they located multiple empty bottles of alcoholic beverages in Medico’s truck. While questioning Medico at the scene, officers said he informed them that he had “drank too much.”
A passenger in the Toyota Camry complained of back pain while on scene and was later transported to Adventist Medical Center to be evaluated.
Police said there were no other injuries, but the property damage to the home was estimated to be around $5,000.
Authorities said Medico was transported and booked into Kings County Jail on suspicion of multiple charges, including DUI with priors and causing bodily injury while driving under the influence.