Head-On DUI Collision near Stewart Street Left Officer and Driver HospitalizedOCEANSIDE, CA (December 19, 2022) – Early Tuesday morning, a DUI crash on Vista Way led to the arrest of Jonathan Shipp Sr. The collision happened on December 13th, just after 1:30 a.m. at the 1200 block of Vista Way. According to reports, a white Kia Optima exited State Route 78 while traveling westbound at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control of the vehicle after it entered Vista Way for reasons under investigation. The Kia then drove into a raised center island and collided with the parked patrol vehicle. First responders at the scene transported the officer and the Kia Driver to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Afterward, authorities arrested Jonathan Shipp Sr. for felony DUI causing an injury. Thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination are essential in operating a vehicle safely. However, these abilities are impaired when alcohol, certain medications, or illegal drugs are in the body. Never drive while impaired as the consequences can be devastating for you and others. When buzzed or drunk, it is best to request an Uber, Lyft, or a taxi. If possible, reach out to a family member or a friend to come and pick you up. By being responsible, you can keep yourself and others on the road safe.
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