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Oct 23rd
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Water tanker driver arrested for DUI after hitting woman on bicycle

UPPER LAKE, Calif. – An Upper Lake man was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after he hit and seriously injured a woman riding a bicycle.

George Carl Allen, 60, was placed under arrest after the crash, which occurred just before 7:30 a.m. on Elk Mountain Road north of Middle Creek Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Leah Emma Solon, 50, of Upper Lake sustained major injuries due to the crash, the CHP said.

The CHP reported that Allen was driving a 1986 Kenworth water tanker truck northbound on Elk Mountain Road.

Solon also was riding northbound on her bicycle on Elk Mountain Road, and as Allen passed her, his truck struck her bike, knocking her to the ground, the CHP said.

Solon, who the CHP said was not wearing a helmet, was transported to Sutter Lakeside Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

The CHP issued a reminder to motorists to share the road with bicyclists. In September a law went into effect establishing a required three-foot distance between cars and bikes in California.

The agency also reminded bicyclists to wear their helmets.

Email Elizabeth Larson at [email protected] . Follow her on Twitter, @ERLarson, or Lake County News, @LakeCoNews.


Clearlake City Council to discuss renting building to Konocti Unified; police body camera update planned

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – This week the Clearlake City Council will consider a request from the Konocti Unified School District to rent a city-owned building and use it for cla...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:06 )

Lakeport City Council approves change order for water tank repairs

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Due to a defect in a city-owned water tank, the Lakeport City Council on Tuesday night had to approve a contract change order to allow for the addition...

Clear Lake, Kelseyville high schools to square off in fifth annual Bass Bowl Oct. 24

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Rivals Clear Lake High and Kelseyville High will meet on the football field this Friday for the fifth annual Bass Bowl.

The annual rivalry game will ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:03 )

California Department of Public Health establishes Ebola hotline

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has established an Ebola hotline call center to respond to public inquiries related to Ebola.

“This hotline has been set ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:01 )

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