Briefs: Man died of heart attack
A Marysville man whose body was found Tuesday along Highway 70 died of a heart attack, the Yuba County Coroner's Office said Thursday.
Russell Cutcher, 55, was out for a walk when he died, Undersheriff Jerry Read said.
"Apparently, going for walks was something he liked to do," Read said.
A road survey crew found Cutcher's body just before 11:30 a.m. against an embankment near a field on the east side of Highway 70 north of Marysville.
It was not clear how long the body had been there before it was discovered.
The autopsy was performed Wednesday.
Oroville woman hospitalized
An Oroville woman remained hospitalized Thursday, a day after she was injured in collision on Highway 113.
Linda Hemsley, 68, was listed in stable condition at Rideout Regional Medical Center in Marysville, a hospital spokeswoman said.
She was a passenger in a 2003 Ford driven by her husband, Edward Hemsely, 68, who received minor injuries.
Chris Johnson, 52, of Marysville, was driving a 2001 Pontiac with two children, ages 13 and 12, inside. Johnson was heading south when he swerved onto the shoulder to avoid crashing into a vehicle that had stopped in the road, the California Highway Patrol said.
Johnson overcorrected when coming back onto the road and swerved into oncoming traffic, colliding with Hemsley's vehicle.
Johnson and the children suffered minor injuries and were also taken to Rideout. Johnson was not listed as patient Thursday.
Neither drugs nor alcohol were factors, the CHP said.
DUI checkpoint set tonight
A drunken driving checkpoint is planned today in Marysville as part of a statewide law enforcement crackdown over the holiday season.
Last weekend, officers with the Avoid the 9 Task Force arrested eight people for driving under the influence.
"If it rains (today) we won't have a checkpoint, we'll switch to saturation patrols," Sgt. Chris Sachs said.
Impaired drivers face jail time, license suspension, insurance hikes, DUI classes, fines and other expenses that police said can exceed $10,000.
Nationwide in 2010, 791 people died and more than 24,000 were injured in alcohol and drug-related collisions.