Saturday, January 28, 2023

Sunday Night Crash Near Covelo Results in Major Injuries—Drunk Driving Suspected

[Stock Photo by Matt LaFever]

A single-vehicle collision on Sunday evening, January 22, 2022 southeast of Covelo left a driver hospitalized with major injuries. California Highway Patrol Officer Jonathan Clevenger confirmed the driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Originally reported around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, emergency personnel located a vehicle approximately 20′ off the roadway near the intersection of Hill Road and Dobie Lane.

The driver was transported to the Covelo airport, transferred to an air ambulance, and flown to Ukiah Valley Medical Center.



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Matt LaFever
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I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely by the urban elite. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at if you know a story that needs to be told.

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