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Wrong-way driver’s BAC was three-times legal limit, CHP says

Posted at 3:34 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 22:15:24-04

The California Highway Patrol says the wrong-way driver who caused a deadly crash last month in San Luis Obispo had a blood alcohol content (BAC) three times the legal limit to drive.

Nicole Annalise Scalone’s BAC was .24, according to the CHP.

The crash happened at about 2:30 a.m. on June 12, just south of the Higuera St. offramp.

The CHP says Scalone was driving southbound in the northbound lanes when she crashed into a vehicle driven by Anthony Scott Au.

Both drivers were killed in the crash.

Anthony Au (Photo courtesy San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office)


Au, 43, was from Los Osos and worked as a cook at the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Honor Farm.

Scalone, 22, was a Cal Poly student who was set to graduate just a few days after the crash.

Nicole Scalone
Nicole Scalone (Facebook Photo)