Crash into house results in DUI arrest
February 22, 2013
A South Lake Tahoe man was taken into custody after he was seen running from the scene of a crash on Thursday night.
Christopher Catterson, 27, was detained by a California Highway Patrol officer after dispatchers received multiple 911 calls that a car had crashed into a Fountain Drive home at about 8:20 p.m.
When officers arrived at the home, they found that a 2001 Volvo Station wagon had actually crashed into two cars parked in the home’s driveway.
Witnesses told officers they saw Catterson in the driver’s seat of the Volvo, although Catterson denied being the driver. Catterson, whose driver’s license was suspended for a prior DUI conviction, was ultimately arrested for driving under the influence and hit and run. It appeared from Catterson’s cell phone that he was in the process of sending a text message at the time of the collision. Catterson only received minor injuries from the collision. No one else was injured.