Anderson DUI crash caught on camera

Feb 23, 2015 11:04 AM by News Staff

Anderson police say they were able to catch a suspected drunk driver thanks to surveillance video that captured a crash.

22-year-old James Landers of Redding has been arrested after he allegedly crashed into a power pole and then left the scene.

Officer responded to Nor-Cal Motoring on North Street in Anderson early Wednesday morning after a burglar alarm was activated. When they arrived, Landers was allegedly staggering through the parking lot. Landers was detained due to his high level of intoxication, and a few minutes later officers found a vehicle registered to Landers crashed into a power pole.

Landers denied driving the vehicle, but surveillance video obtained from Nor-Cal Motoring showed the crash and then Landers leaving the scene.

Police say Landers blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit.

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