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Drugs found after 1-vehicle wreck on Highway 20 near Penn Valley, authorities say

A Sunday morning crash on Highway 20 near Penn Valley snapped a pine tree in half and sent a driver through the sunroof of his car, the California Highway Patrol said.

The condition of the unnamed driver, who authorities say was taken to a Roseville hospital, is unknown. The highway patrol is examining criminal charges after finding suspected marijuana and needles on the driver and in his 2005 Chrysler 300.

The wreck happened around 8:10 a.m. The driver was traveling east on Highway 20 when he left the road, Officer John Erb said.

“Went up the hillside, hit a pine tree, which he snapped in half,” he added.

The Chrysler began spinning, and the driver was ejected through the sunroof. The vehicle came to a stop facing west in the eastbound lanes. The driver was nearby, Erb said.

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“There was quite a bit of drug paraphernalia and drugs on him and in the vehicle,” the officer said.

The crash slowed traffic for about 20 to 30 minutes, Erb said.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.


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