The following incidents are submitted by the Quincy Area California Highway Patrol as a tentative summary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s).
DUI, Jan. 10
At about 9:40 p.m., Cody Person, 25, of Quincy, was driving a green 1998 Chevrolet truck from westbound Highway 70 to Mill Creek Road. His rate of speed was 25 to 30 mph. He lost control of the vehicle and the front of his truck collided with a PG&E power pole. This impact broke the pole and caused the power in the area to be shut off for many hours.
Person was wearing his seat belt and was not injured in the collision. He was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.
Over the edge, Jan. 16
At about 6:45 p.m., Tiffany Brumbach, 41, of North Platte, Nebraska, was driving a 2016 Dodge northbound on Highway 49 in Sierra County. She was north of the Vista Point. It was dark and snowing heavily; the icy roadway was covered in snow. Brumbach’s rate of speed was 20 mph. Her husband was riding in the right front passenger seat.
The driver was traveling too fast for conditions. As she approached a downhill curve in the roadway, Brumbach lost control of the Dodge. The vehicle left the road, traveled down a steep embankment and struck two trees.
Both occupants were wearing their seat belts. The driver was unhurt. The passenger sustained moderate injuries as a result of the collision. A passerby saw the car’s tire tracks in the snow and stopped to render aid until emergency personnel arrived at the scene.
The passenger was treated at Eastern Plumas Health Care in Portola.