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UPDATE: Driver of golf cart arrested on suspicion of DUI after 5 people injured at Heritage Ranch

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Posted at 6:02 PM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 18:41:15-05
Driver of golf cart arrested on suspicion of DUI after 5 people injured at Heritage Ranch

UPDATE (Sunday, February 16th 3:35 p.m.) - CHP Templeton says the two children who were airlifted to Valley Children's Hospital in Madera County are still there Sunday afternoon.

Officials say two other kids have been discharged from Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center after they were treated for their injuries.

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UPDATE (10:34 p.m.) - CHP says Breana Roinestad, a 33-year-old from Santa Maria, was driving a Yamaha golf cart eastbound on Heritage Boat Launch Rd. An adult female passenger was sitting in the right front seat and five unrestrained minors (ages three to 11) were sitting in the bed of the golf cart, according to CHP.

During the same time, a 29-year-old man from Paso Robles was driving a 2018 Chevy Silverado towards the golf cart. He made an unsafe turning movement and crossed into the opposite side of the road as he turned left onto Heritage Boat Launch Rd. This caused him to hit the left side of the golf cart, according to officials.

In a CHP investigation, officers said the children were ejected onto the roadway surface.

The driver of the golf cart, Roinestad, was investigated and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and other charges, according to authorities.

CAL FIRE SLO originally reported to KSBY the golf cart hit a parked truck. The above information has been updated to reflect the newly released findings from a CHP investigation.

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ORIGINAL STORY (5:52 p.m.) -CAL FIRE SLO and the California Highway Patrol H-70 aircraft are responding to a collision involving a golf cart and a parked truck at Heritage Ranch.

Two patients had severe injuries, one had moderate and two had minor injuries, according to CAL FIRE SLO.

Two ground ambulances were requested and the H-70 aircraft is taking two of the children to area hospitals.

In total, seven people were on the golf cart, five children and two adults according to officials.

Mutual aid from the Paso Robles Fire Department was requested to assist with the amount of patients involved in the collision.

It is still unclear at this time what lead up to the crash.

This is a developing story. Check back later for more details.