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Corning man jailed in DUI crash
A 20-year-old Corning resident was placed behind bars on suspicion of felony driving under the influence of drugs resulting in injuries following a single vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 5 north of Gallagher Avenue on Thursday.
The crash occurred at 3:45 p.m. as Ryan Samuel Onions was driving a 2000 Toyota RAV4 southbound on the freeway at a high speed, when he perceived a big rig was going to pull into his lane, said CHP Officer Ken Reineman.
CHP Officer Shon Hill said according to witnesses Onions was driving at speeds reaching 100 mph.
"He locked up the brakes and lost control of the vehicle, which went into the center divide," Reineman said.
The vehicle, carrying three passengers and a dog, rolled at least twice before coming to rest on its roof on the west shoulder of the freeways northbound lanes.
Onions and passenger Norman Mosier, 22 of Red Bluff, were not injured in the crash, said CHP.
Reineman reported two other passengers, a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl, suffered minor injuries and were transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital for treatment. One of the girls was pregnant.
The dog was not injured.
CHP Officer James Keffer conducted a field sobriety test on Onions.
Onions was then placed under arrest and transported to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital for a chemical test before being booked into the Tehama County Jail on suspicion of felony driving under the influence resulting in injuries. Bail was set at $75,000.