Female Driver Arrested after DUI Accident near L and M Street in Eureka

EUREKA, CA (January 26, 2022) – Late Friday, police arrested 32-year-old Peggy Orcutt after a DUI crash on 5th Street.

The multi-vehicle collision caused 5th Street between L and M streets to close for almost an hour.

Reports indicate that Orcutt collided with a parked truck and pushed it into a second parked vehicle. However, further circumstances leading up to the collision remain unclear.

Paramedics arrived and transported Orcutt to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Meanwhile, authorities issued Orcutt a notice to appear for forcefully resisting arrest and DUI, rather than detaining her. At this time, the DUI collision is still under active investigation.

The presence of alcohol or other altering substances in the body can impair thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination which are essential in operating a vehicle safely. So, never drive while under the influence. The consequences can be devastating for you and for others. By being responsible, you can keep yourself and others on the road safe.


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