Man May Face Federal Charges After DUI Arrest

A drunk driver fleeing from Whiskeytown Park Rangers was injured when he crashed and rolled Saturday afternoon, according to the CHP. At about 3:15PM National Park Service Rangers were in a high-speed pursuit of a 1999 Toyota driven by 36-year-old Joshua Rubio of Redding. They were westbound on Highway 299 west of Oak Bottom when Rubio lost control on a curve, crossed the center line, and hit an eastbound 1991 Chevy driven by Craig Sharp of Eureka. The Toyota then spun out, hit the bank, and as it rolled over multiple times across the highway it was struck by an eastbound Subaru driven by Vivian Ip of San Jose. Rubio suffered major injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital. The Park Service says he was intoxicated and they’ll be pressing federal charges. The other two drivers were uninjured. The highway was blocked for more than an hour.