A 17-year-old girl from Scotts Valley driving a car with several teen-age passengers and a 22-year-old were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) after a speed race on Highway 1 at midnight Wednesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
After seeing signs of impaired driving, officers conducted a DUI investigation which resulted in both drivers being arrested for DUI. Both cars were towed away.
The 17-year-old was cited; the name of a juvenile is not released. Juan Serna Cabrales, 22, of Santa Cruz, who was driving the other car on a suspended license, was booked into Santa Cruz County jail.
“This is a sobering reminder and that reckless & distracted driving continues to be a leading cause of death for teens in America,” said CHP Office Sam Courtney, who posted a photo from the scene on the CHP Santa Cruz Facebook page.
Photo courtesy of the California Highway Patrol