Bullhead City Two-Vehicle Car Crash Leads to Arrest

Bullhead City Two-Vehicle Car Crash Leads to ArrestOn Sunday, October 30, an early morning car crash involving two vehicles led to the arrest of one man, the Mohave Daily News reports.

According to the news source, emergency medical technicians were sent to an accident at the corner of McCormick Boulevard and Indian Head Drive at about 2:15 a.m. with reports of a two-car accident having occurred. Witnesses told officials that the driver of a 1998 white Nissan Frontier pick-up truck was allegedly attempting to keep any bystanders from calling the police to report the incident.

The man, later identified as Daniel Zane Gallegos, was allegedly drunk, witnesses say, and when the police were called, fled the scene of the accident on foot. Reports show that the 26-year-old driver in the second vehicle was traveling in the west lanes of McCormick Boulevard with two passengers when Gallegos, allegedly driving with no lights on, reportedly plowed into the back of the driver's car, according to the news source.

When police arrived, investigators found that the white truck was registered to Gallegos, and a bottle of rum was found inside the vehicle.

The media outlet states that not long after law enforcement officials arrived at the crash site, they received a call from a woman claiming a man was walking down the middle of the roadway on McCormick. In good conscience, the woman gave Gallegos a ride home when he asked for it, but called the authorities when he began to violently vomit repeatedly inside her car.

Gallegos was then apprehended and arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident, while additional charges may also arise.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were 5,489 alcohol-related crashes across the state in 2010.