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Man booked on DUI charges and theft after he crashed a stolen vehicle

A vehicle that was reported stolen out of Portola, was later found stuck in a snow berm in Tehama County, and the driver booked on driving under the influence charges.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Jacob Charles Worrell, 45, of Garberville, was traveling westbound on Highway 36 just after 8 p.m. on Feb. 5. According to the report, he was driving a 2004 black Ford Expedition that had been reported stolen earlier in the day. According to a report by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, a man reported that the vehicle was stolen about 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 while he was getting his taxes done.

Worrell was west of Highway 89 on Highway 36 when for unknown reasons Worrell allowed the Ford to travel off of the north roadway edge into a large paved turnout. The vehicle struck a snow berm causing damage to the Ford before coming to rest on top of the snow.

It is unknown if Worrell was wearing his lap and shoulder restraint at the time of the collision however Worrell sustained no injures. Alcohol is suspected as a factor in this collision. Worrell was booked into the Tehama County Jail for charges of vehicle theft and driving under the influence.

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