A 21-year-old guy driving a Corvette that smashed into a pole near the Claremont resort early Friday had been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and hit-and-run, authorities stated.
The single-car wreck, which took place around 2:20 a.m. on Tunnel path, significantly hurt a traveler into the automobile and shut down the road — which functions as a significant artery into Berkeley from Highway 24 — during the beginning of Friday’s drive, Berkeley authorities spokeswoman Jennifer Coats stated.
Tunnel path had been shut both in instructions until around 7 a.m. and stayed shut in the eastbound course until only before 11:30 a.m.
Authorities identified the motorist as Anthony Edward Torpey, a Castro Valley citizen. He had been arrested and scheduled on suspicion of crime DUI, felony struck and run, driving on a suspended license and electric battery on a serenity officer.
The traveler, a 24-year-old guy, was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland, in which he had been in vital problem. Coats stated the man’s accidents had been therefore extreme that a fatal-accident research staff ended up being known as to your scene.
Torpey attempted to flee on base following the wreck, authorities stated, but officers discovered him a quick range through the crash. He had been getting used during the Berkeley Jail on $91,200 bail and was planned to be arraigned Monday mid-day at Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland, in accordance to prison documents.