Driver arrested for DUI in solo vehicle accident

The California Highway Patrol released a report this morning May 16, regarding a solo vehicle accident that resulted in a DUI arrest.

According to the CHP, Quincy resident Tasha Miller, 28, was traveling northbound on Peppard Flat Road in a 2011 Honda CR-V, south of SR-70, at a stated speed of 40 mph at approximately 2:30 a.m. May 15.

According to the report,  Miller made an unsafe turning movement to the right and allowed the Honda to travel off the gravel portion of Peppard Flat Road and down an embankment.  The right side of the Honda collided with a tree on the descending embankment.

Following the incident, Miller was contacted by a Plumas County Sheriff’s Office sergeant who heard the collision. Miller was seated in the driver seat with the engine running.

Following an investigation, it was determined that Miller was driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage at the time of the collision and was subsequently arrested.  Miller said she was wearing here seatbelt at the time of the collision, but sustained major injuries.

This traffic collision is still under investigation.