A Fairfield man was arrested for DUI and hit-and-run after a crash that occurred north of Napa on Saturday afternoon, a Napa County sheriff’s captain said. Capt. Tracey Stuart said the sheriff’s dispatch center broadcast a “be on the lookout” alert Saturday at 4:15 p.m. about a suspected drunken driver heading south on Silverado Trail south of Saint Helena. A sheriff’s deputy spotted the 2010 Chevrolet S-10, turned on his patrol car’s lights and siren and pursued the pickup south on Silverado Trail, Stuart said.
Instead of pulling over, the driver, later identified as 35-year-old Fairfield resident Armando Nunez-Salgado, kept driving, Stuart said. Near the Clo Du Val winery at 5330 Silverado Trail, Nunez-Salgado approached a 2006 Acura that was in a left-turn lane on southbound Silverado Trail waiting to turn into the winery, California Highway Patrol Officer Anna Paulson said. Nunez-Salgado crossed the solid double-yellow line and tried to pass the Acura, Paulson said.
The right front of Nunez-Salgado’s Chevrolet hit the left front of the Acura, which was driven by Lacey Elizabeth McIntire-Campbell, 27, of Santa Rosa, Paulson said. The Chevrolet then went out of control, struck a pole on the right side of Silverado Trail and rolled several times, Paulson said. Nunez-Salgado fled the Chevrolet but was caught by members of the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, the CHP and Napa Police Department, Paulson said.
The CHP arrested Nunez-Salgado for DUI and hit-and-run, Stuart said. Nunez-Salgado suffered major injuries and was taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, Paulson said. Stuart said the sheriff’s office may recommend that Nunez-Salgado be charged with failing to yield to a police officer. McIntire-Campbell suffered minor injuries in the collision but was not hospitalized, and her two passengers were unhurt, Paulson said.
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