Two San Luis Obispo County residents were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and taken to local hospitals with major injuries early this morning after they were involved in a head-on collision, according to the CHP.
The crash happened at 2:55 a.m. on Price Canyon Road, east of Lemoore Street, outside Pismo Beach city limits.
According to a CHP news release, Eileen Marquez, 26, of Grover Beach was heading west in a 2004 Acura on Price Canyon Road at an unknown speed. Ghassin Aro, 38, of San Luis Obispo was driving a 2006 BMW east, also at an unknown speed.
The crash happened when Marquez veered into the eastbound lane, directly in front of Aro’s vehicle, CHP said.
Marquez was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center; Aro was taken to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital.
Officer J.W. Townsen, a CHP spokesman, said both had major injures “but as far as we know they’re not life-threatening.”
He said Marquez was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI, and Aro was arrested on suspicion of a misdemeanor DUI. Neither is in custody because they are still receiving care at the hospitals, he said.
Officers are looking for anyone who may have been a witness to the collision. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer R. Maclean at 593-3313.