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DUI Suspect arrested for causing chain-reaction crash by Pleasant Valley High School

Chico Police investigators say a driver caused a chain reaction crash near Pleasant Valley High School at 7:40 a.m. while he was under the influence of drugs.

Posted: May 13, 2019 7:40 PM
Updated: May 14, 2019 11:17 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico Police said a driver caused a multiple-car crash near Pleasant Valley High School at 7:40 a.m. while he was under the influence of drugs. 

Police said Clarence Perry Jr., 66, of Chico, sped down the 2400 block of Ceanothus Avenue at nearly double the speed limit when he crashed into the back of another vehicle, causing two other cars to crash. 

Although three of the vehicles had to be towed away from the crash, nobody was majorly injured. 

While investigators examined Perry, they said he showed symptoms of being intoxicated.

They also found narcotics and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle.

Perry was arrested for DUI and felony child endangerment. 

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