LAKEPORT MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY DRUNK DRIVING AFTER VEHICLE CRASH CAUSED INJURY TO ANOTHER DRIVER
On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at approximately 6:15 PM, Lakeport Police Department (LPD) officers were dispatched to 11th Street near Safeway to investigate the report of a vehicle injury collision.
Upon arrival, Officers determined that a 1998 Volvo sedan traveling east on 11th Street, driven by Parker John Coggins, 18, of Lakeport, CA, collided with a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer traveling west on 11th Street, driven by a 43-year-old Clearlake Oaks, CA man, causing major front-end damage to both vehicles.
Officers determined that the Clearlake Oaks man had complaints of pain to his stomach, neck, back and left leg and he was transported to Sutter Lakeside Hospital for treatment, by Lakeport Fire Protection District (LFPD) ambulance.
During the investigation, Officers noticed that Coggins was displaying signs and symptoms of alcohol influence and proceeded to conduct a series of field sobriety tests on him which he failed. Coggins was transported to the LPD where he submitted to a blood alcohol content (BAC) test by breath. The results showed that his BAC was .13%. Coggins was booked into the Lake County Jail for felony drunk driving causing injury and he currently remains in custody on bail of $30,000.
This case remains under investigation, but unsafe speed is also believed to be a factor in the collision.
This is Coggins’ second arrest for drunk driving in the City of Lakeport in the past four days. On Friday, March 18, 2016 at about 9:15 PM a Lakeport Police Officer working traffic enforcement in the area of S. Main Street and Lakeport Blvd observed a gray Chevrolet sedan fail to stop at the stop sign at S, Main St and Lakeport Blvd and then travel west on Lakeport Blvd at a high rate of speed. The Officer noticed that the driver, Coggins was displaying signs and symptoms of alcohol influence and that he had beer in the vehicle. The Officer conducted a series of field sobriety tests on him which he failed. Coggins was arrested and booked for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with alcohol in his blood while under 21 and being in possession of alcohol while under 21.
The LPD is dedicated to keeping its citizens safe by apprehending impaired motorists and encourages members of the community to report all intoxicated drivers.
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