Amtrak train hits vehicle in Ventura. Women arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

December 6, 2016

amtrak-hits-vehicleThe Sunday evening (November, 20) incident took place on the rail tracks in Ventura. According to the police report, an Amtrak train slammed into an abandoned car around 7:30 p.m. at Garden Street and Harbor Boulevard.

The Amtrak train was moving at 15-20 mph. As soon as the train driver noticed the car, he intended to stop it, but didn’t succeed to do it immediately. At the time of the crash the train carried 60 passengers. No one was injured. The train came two hours behind time due to the police survey.

The strayed car was empty. The car owner Arcelia Delgadillo, 27 and one more car occupant had managed to leave the car shortly before the accident took place.
Delgadillo had involuntarily driven her car onto the rail tracks under the influence of alcohol. Her vehicle stuck between the tracks and she just left it right in the middle of the railway. The car was jammed under the head end of the Amtrak train. It took about two-hour time for the crew to remove the crashed car from the rail tracks.

When the train hit the car, it allegedly electrified the car and the rail trucks. Sunday hazardous weather conditions exposed the emergency personnel to danger. Ultimately, nobody was hurt.
Later the law enforcement forces arrested Arcelia Delgadillo and put her in a Ventura jail.
In California the most typical cause of DUI conviction is a driver’s BAC (blood alcohol concentration) above the legal limit.

Legal alcohol limit for purpose of drunk driving in California is .08%. Yet you can be convicted of a DUI even if your BAC is not over the legal limit, or it hasn’t been measured. Any substance can count as a DUI if it drastically affects your driving. This includes medicine and drugs. Punishment for driving under the influence can vary depending on the details of your case, your age, etc. But if you are of full age and accused of a DUI only, you will face the penalties as follows: license suspension; alcohol education program; fines; time in jail, etc. In case you have prior DUIs, your punishment could be much tougher.

 

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