Single vehicle accident investigated

Kenneth Dillon Jr, a 70-year-old Reno resident was driving his 2021 GMC Sierra northbound on State Route 89 approaching the intersection with Portola Mcclears Road on Nov. 6, at 12:09 p.m.

Dillon failed to negotiate the turn onto Portola Mcclears Rd and traversed through the intersection.  After leaving the roadway the GMC Sierra collided with a dirt embankment causing moderate damage to the vehicle. During the course of the investigation it was determined that Dillon was operating his vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. He was placed under arrest for 23152(a)VC and booked into the Plumas County Jail.

The cause of this collision is still under investigation alcohol; is believed to be a factor in the collision.