Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian A man was arrested after a suspected DUI crash at the intersection of Brewington Avenue and Martinelli Street.

A Watsonville man was arrested on suspicion of DUI Monday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash.

Watsonville Police officer Bobby Rodriguez said the suspect was driving a red Chevy Silverado  pickup westbound on Martinelli Street around 4:30pm. Witnesses told police that the driver ran a stop sign at Brewington Avenue, and plowed broadside into a black GMC Yukon Denali SUV driven by a Watsonville man. He had just pulled away from a stop sign at Martinelli Street and was attempting to continue south on Brewington when he was struck. 

The impact heaved the SUV across the intersection where it came to a rest in the opposite direction it was traveling.

Sgt. Brian Fulgoni said the SUV driver suffered minor injuries.

After failing a field sobriety test, the Silverado driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI, Fulgoni said, and taken to Santa Cruz County Jail.

The incident is still under investigation.

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  1. So these DUI drivers are now anonymous? Why is their name not listed RP?

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    • Good question, Katherine! When Tarmo covered the incident, the police had not yet released the suspect’s name. – Todd

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