A man who was traveling in the wrong direction on the Marina Freeway (State Route 90) early Saturday, January 26th, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after the vehicle he was driving collided with another vehicle, injuring the other driver, police said.
The 22-year-old man was driving his 1998 Toyota Corolla eastbound in a westbound lane of the Marina Freeway at about 2:25 a.m., when the vehicle collided with a Scion heading westbound near the Centinela Avenue exit, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Blase Austin said.
The female driver of the Scion turned to avoid the oncoming Corolla, but was struck in the rear of her vehicle, Austin said.
The woman complained of head pain following the collision and was taken to the Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center Marina Campus for treatment, Austin said. The male driver was not injured.
The man was administered a field sobriety test and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, causing injury to another, a felony, Austin said. The suspect was booked in county jail.
The accident was under investigation by CHP.