A 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Thursday after a single-vehicle collision, according to a press release from the California Highway Patrol.

At around 8:30 p.m., Jacob Charles Putnam of Orland was leaving a residence in Orland, driving his Chrysler south on County Road DD at a high rate of speed, according to the press release. Putnam was reportedly under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. 

Due to his level of intoxication, he allowed his Chrysler to veer to the left just before crossing the narrow Hambright Creek bridge, according to the release. 

The front of the Chrysler collided with the solid concrete pilasters on the east side of the bridge. Putnam’s vehicle became lodged and teetered on top of the second concrete pilaster.

Putnam was uninjured as a result of the collision. He was located on the scene by responding officers.

Putnam was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

According to the press release, Bambauer Towing was called to the scene to use a heavy duty tow truck to life the Chrysler up and off the pilaster.

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