On Oct. 10, 2021, at approximately 7:07 p.m., Michael C.D. Moore, 24, of Yankee Hill, was driving a 2002 Ford Escort westbound on Hwy. 70 east of Rock Creek Dam in the Feather River Canyon, at the stated speed of 65 mph, and while allegedly under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Due to his alleged level of intoxication, he was unable to safely negotiate a left-hand curve in the roadway for westbound traffic. The Ford traveled to the right and onto the north gravel shoulder, then collided with the rock ascending embankment on the north shoulder of the highway. The car continued in a westerly direction after colliding with the embankment and then collided with a second area of the embankment. The Ford subsequently began to roll over. It traveled to the left across both westbound and eastbound lanes of the highway, where it came to rest on its wheels on the south shoulder of the road, facing in a southwesterly direction. Moore received major injuries from the traffic collision and was transported to Enloe Medical Center for treatment. Moore was wearing his lap and shoulder harness and was not using a cell phone. He was arrested, according to the report. Moore’s passenger received minor injuries during the traffic collision and refused medical treatment. The passenger was wearing their lap and shoulder harness during the collision.
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