Woman arrested after crashing into bush while drunk and causing vehicle to roll over early Friday morning

On Friday, July 1st, 2022, at 1:58 am, the Turlock Police Department, Stanislaus State Police Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown injuries in front of Suburban Propane, 4625 N Golden State Blvd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved. The vehicle was a silver Honda sedan which was rolled over and lying on its driver side.

The vehicle had a single occupant, Jocelyn Gonzalez, 24, of Atwater, who suffered minor injuries and refused to be transported to the hospital. She was already out of the vehicle prior to anyone’s arrival.

The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that Gonzalez was traveling southbound in the 4600 block of N Golden State Blvd in an unknown lane at an unknown speed, when for an unknown reason, she allowed her vehicle to veer to the right. Gonzalez allowed her vehicle to strike the curb and then a bush when she tried to correct, which then caused her vehicle to roll over and come to final rest next to the bush on its driver side. 

Officers noticed that Gonzalez was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, so they asked her if she would participate in standardized field sobriety tests. Officers administered one test, however, did not administer the others because they were afraid of her falling due to the balancing issues she was having at the time. Officers then asked if Gonzalez would blow into a preliminary alcohol screening device, which she agreed to and did.

Ultimately, based on the objective symptoms Gonzalez was exhibiting, her performance in the standardized field sobriety test she completed, the fact that she had just been involved in a collision, her statements, and the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that she was under the influence of alcohol.

Gonzalez was arrested and provided an evidentiary breath sample at the scene as required by California’s implied consent law. The results of the breath sample revealed that Gonzalez had a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater.

Gonzalez was released on a citation on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater. She was also issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and her vehicle was impounded.

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