File video: The California Highway Patrol released this video in 2018 of an impaired driver colliding with a CHP cruiser to illustrate how dangerous DUI driving is to everyone. BY CHP – GOLDEN GATE DIVISION
FROM SACBEE.COM – California Highway Patrol officers arrested a driver Monday night accused in a DUI rollover crash in Fair Oaks that ejected the front passenger, resulting in her being fatally crushed beneath the vehicle.
A Chevrolet Tahoe with four occupants was traveling eastbound on Sunset Avenue near Pennsylvania Avenue at an unknown speed shortly before 9 p.m. Monday, when it hit the guy-wire of a power pole along the side of the road and began to roll over, CHP North Sacramento spokesman Officer Greg Zumstein said. Guy-wires are the non-energized lines used to stabilize power poles, usually connecting to the ground or a sidewalk.
As the vehicle was overturning, the front-side passenger, an unidentified woman who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the large SUV and ended up being crushed beneath the rolling vehicle, killing her, Zumstein said.
“She was squished by the Tahoe,” he said.
The driver fled the scene on foot but was located about 90 minutes later hiding in the front yard of a nearby residence, Zumstein said.
The woman, who was determined to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol, was arrested on suspicion of various felonies including manslaughter, driving under the influence and hit-and-run.
The CHP has identified the suspect as Debra Christie, 39, of Folsom, according to a news release. MORE
Inmate Name CHRISTIE, DEBRA GLENELL
X-Reference Number X-2686760
Booking/Registry Number 10187460
Date of Birth 3/2/1980
Weight 170 lbs.
Visits used this week 0 visits used this week. Main Jail Visitation Information
Facility Sacramento County Main Jail (Facility Information)
Housing Location 7W123A
Mailing Address CHRISTIE, DEBRA X-2686760 7W123A
Sacramento County Main Jail
651 “I” Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 Email this inmate
Booking Date/Time 12/31/2019 at 4:35 AM
Arresting Agency CHP – SACRAMENTO NORTH
Type of Arrest Pickup (Fresh Arrest)
Case# Pending/NA (01) – Pickup (Fresh Arrest)
PC 191.5 Felony
GROSS VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER WHILE INTOXICATED
VC 23153(G) Felony
DUI OF ALCOHOL AND DRUGS, CAUSING INJURY
VC 20001(B)(2 Felony
HIT & RUN WITH DEATH OR PERMANENT SERIOUS INJURY
VC 20001(A) Felony
INVOLVED IN AND DID CAUSE AN ACCIDENT RESULTING IN INJURY
PC 1203.2(A) Misdemeanor
VIOLATION OF PROBATION
VC 14601.2(A) Misdemeanor
DRIVING WHEN PRIVILEGE SUSPENDED/REVOKED FOR DUI/DRUGS
Total Bail $280,000.00
Outstanding Warrants Unknown
Projected Release Date None Custody status change notification (SIRENS)
Next Court Date 1/2/2020 at 1:30 PM.