California: motorcyclist charged with DUI after crash critically injured his passenger
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From Times Standard
A former Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested early Thursday morning for his alleged role in a DUI motorcycle crash that left a 30-year-old Eureka woman fighting for her life.
Michael Campbell, a 41-year-old retired deputy, was booked into the Humboldt County jail shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday on suspicion of felony DUI after allegedly crashing his motorcycle on Eureka’s Waterfront Drive, leaving his passenger, 30-year-old Cara Banducci, of Eureka, with life-threatening injuries.
According to Eureka Police Department traffic officer Gary Whitmer, a passing motorist called 911 at about 1 a.m. Thursday and reported seeing a downed motorcycle in the roadway near the public marina. Emergency personnel responded to find Campbell and Banducci lying on Waterfront Drive and quickly transported them to St. Joseph Hospital, where Banducci was treated before being flown to University of California Davis Medical Center, where she remained in critical condition as of late Thursday, according to nursing supervisor Kathleen Madge.
Whitmer said the cause of the crash remains under investigation, but no other vehicles were involved. The officer said it appears Campbell’s motorcycle went down and slid into a curb before hitting a sign pole. ….MORE