A 22-year-old Atwater man suffered major injuries Thursday when he was ejected from a vehicle while allegedly driving intoxicated, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Alexander Chavez was taken to a Modesto hospital with a broken leg after the crash around 2:30 p.m. on Highway 59, just south of Snelling Road, the CHP said in news release.
The CHP said Chavez was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer north on Highway 59 and made an “unsafe turning movement” that caused his vehicle to travel off the road and overturn. Chavez was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected during the crash, the CHP said.
He was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, but taken to the hospital for treatment, officers said.
Never miss a local story.
No other vehicles were involved and no other injuries were reported.
The CHP said the collision remains under investigation.