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Fort Bragg Man Flees Scene of Vehicle Collision, Quickly Apprehended, and Found to Be DUI


The following is a portion of a November 6, 2020 press release from the Fort Bragg Police Department that summarized over five separate incidents FBPD navigated throughout the week. MendoFever has split the entries into separate articles to make them easier to navigate.

The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

James McGary [Photo from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Booking Logs]

On 11/04/2020, at approximately 1845 hours, Officers responded to the report of traffic collision with injuries near the intersection of S. Main Street and Boatyard Drive. On scene, Officers determined that 41-year old James McGary, of Fort Bragg, was operating his vehicle intoxicated when he collided with the back of another vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to the hospital via ambulance. During the driving under the influence investigation, McGary attempted to flee the scene on foot but he was quickly apprehended by Officers. A breath test showed McGary’s blood alcohol content was 0.362%. He was transported to County Jail.


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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
Picking Brains—Baring Bones—Playing it By Ear: I'm a reporter in Mendocino County and the Founder of MendoFever.

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