DUI suspected in Redding wrong-way crash

Mar 6, 2015 12:10 PM by News Staff

Redding police say a driver's blood-alcohol content was more than 0.08 percent when he crashed into another vehicle late while traveling the wrong-way on South Market Street.

Police responded to reports of a crash just after 10:30 p.m. on South Market Street north of Angelo Avenue.

According to a news release, Bruce E. Madrid, 34, of Redding was driving his 1999 Chevy Suburban south in the northbound lanes of Pine Street and then continued the wrong-way on South Market Street. While on South Market Street, Madrid struck a 2005 Buick Lacrosse as it was traveling northbound.

After crashing, Madrid's suburban swerved and ended up smashing into a front window of Factory Flooring Outlet.

The driver of the Buick, Erin Riley, 26, of Redding injured her wrist, ankles and knees.

Officers say Madrid was found to be under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested for DUI causing injury and driving with a B.A.C. of more than 0.08.

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