One traffic crash occurred on Hill roads during the last week. Driving under the influence was suspected to be a contributing factor to the crash.
At 2:42 p.m. Friday, May 5, Colleen Pennington, 56, of Idyllwild, was driving a white 2006 Ford Escape northbound on Highway 243 near mile marker 24, when, according to the California Highway Patrol report, she lost control of her vehicle and struck the hillside. Her vehicle came to rest blocking the northbound lane.
The responding CHP officer noted Pennington said she swerved to avoid a fox in the roadway. She was subsequently arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.