A Novato man was arrested on suspicion of DUI late Thursday night after causing five crashes involving eight vehicles on U.S. Highway 101 in San Rafael, a California Highway Patrol officer said. Shiloh McGillicuddy, 25, was driving a 200w Saturn SL1 north on Highway 101 when he crashed into a center median wall several times south of North San Pedro Road around 10:25 p.m., CHP Officer Chris Rardin said. The Saturn came to rest, blocking the two left lanes of the highway where it was struck by several vehicles, Rardin said. The collisions involved a total of eight vehicles, and the highway was briefly shut down while the vehicles were cleared from the lanes, Rardin said. The highway was backed up for several miles until the lanes were completely cleared about 40 minutes later, Rardin said. A 50-year-old San Rafael woman driving a 2006 Ford Freestyle suffered minor injuries in the crash and was taken to Marin General Hospital, Rardin said. One person complained of pain and two unlicensed drivers were issued citations following the crashes, Rardin said. McGillicuddy was booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of DUI, Rardin said.
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