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UPDATE: Driver arrested for DUI after crashing car through fence on Hwy 101 near Madonna Inn

Posted at 2:34 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 00:14:55-04

UPDATE (2:33 p.m) – California Highway Patrol arrested one person following a crash on Highway 101 southbound near the Madonna Road off-ramp Thursday.

CHP said they arrested 18-year-old Ricardo Floresmeza for driving under the influence of drugs.

A car crashed through a fence and into an embankment Thursday afternoon.


According to CHP, Floresmeza was driving his 2007 Mazda 6 sedan going southbound on the number one lane Highway 101, driving 60 to 70 miles per hour when he blacked out. Then, CHP said the Mazda traveled out of control across all lanes and crashed through the white Madonna Inn fence near the Madonna Road off-ramp.

The car came to rest in a drainage culvert.

The driver of the car was able to get out but the passenger got stuck.


CHP said Floresmeza and the passenger of the car, Josue Lopez, were uninjured.

Floresmeza was arrested and taken to Sierra Vista Medical Center.


(12:34 p.m.) – A silver car crashed through a fence and into an embankment on the Highway 101 Southbound near the Madonna Road off-ramp Thursday afternoon.

The incident was first reported at 11:32 a.m. according to the California Highway Patrol Incident Page.

The car crashed into the fencing on the right-hand side of the highway and got stuck in the embankment. The male-driver was able to get out, but the passenger was stuck.

Two CHP patrol cars, two fire trucks, and an ambulance were on scene to help get the passenger out.

The crash did not close any lanes on Highway 101 southbound, but it did slow down traffic.