The drivers of two cars that crashed into each other early Saturday morning at Whitmore Avenue and Morgan Road were both arrested and charged with drunken driving.
The crash was reported at 2:18 a.m. When officers arrived, a California Highway Patrol officer on scene pointed to Victor Calderon Jr., 29, of Modesto, who was sitting on a nearby curb, told them he admitted being the driver of a gray Toyota T100 pickup. CHP officers added that they also observed Calderon and others pouring out beer in a nearby field as they pulled up. Officer Woodward saw bottles of Corona beer and a box of Modelo beer in a field behind where Calderon was sitting. Officer George Woodward felt the bottles and they were cold.
Officer Woodward spoke with Calderon and detected an odor of alcohol and his eyes appeared red and glossy. Calderon denied drinking any alcohol but was detained for a DUI investigation and was asked to perform field sobriety tests. Calderon provided a breath test and the result was .18 BAC over twice the legal limit. He was arrested and booked for misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol with a BAC of .08 or higher.
Officer Jesse Salinas interviewed Bianca Jacquez, 24, of Spring Valley, who had been driving the second vehicle, a black Chevy Sonic. Jacquez said she was driving eastbound Whitmore at and had a green left turn signal to go northbound Morgan Road. She said as she was making the turn she was sideswiped Calderon's pickup which was traveling westbound Whitmore. She said that she never saw the pickup prior to making the turn. While talking with Jacquez Officer Salinas noticed watery eyes and an odor of alcohol. Bianca admitted to drinking a glass cup of Lagunita beer earlier in the evening and said she did not feel the effects.
Officer Salinas had Bianca perform sobriety test and she completed the test consist with someone under the influence of alcohol. She provided a breath test and the result was .11 BAC over the legal limit.
Bianca was arrested and booked for DUI.