DUI Driver Detained after Red Light Collision near Broadway Street

CHICO, CA (September 19, 2022) – Early Thursday morning, Officer Juan Valencia was injured in a DUI crash on Highway 32.

The collision occurred just before 5:00 a.m., near Broadway Street in downtown Chico.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a southbound 2013 Nissan driven by 25-year-old Sesar Diaz-Ruvalcaba failed to stop at a red light on Broadway Street. There, Diaz-Ruvalcaba colluded with Valencia who was driving west on Highway 32.

Medical responders arrived and transported 24-year-old Juan Valencia to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Meanwhile, authorities arrested Sesar Diaz-Ruvalcaba for driving under the influence and causing injury.

Those with further information regarding the collision are encouraged to contact Chico Officials as soon as possible.

Thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination are essential in operating a vehicle safely. Never drive while impaired as the consequences can be devastating for yourself and others. When buzzed or drunk, it is best to request an Uber, Lyft, or taxi. If possible, reach out to a family member or a friend to come and pick you up. By doing so, you can keep yourself and others around you safe.

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when injured in a car accident. Reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands what you are going through, and they are here to help you seek justice and compensation. Call their office at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. Click here to request a police report.

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