Three Parked Cars Hit; Driver Booked for DUI, Hit and Run, Resisting Arrest.


The aftermath of the accident near the intersection of Del Norte and Spring Streets this morning. [Photos in this article by Brett Gronemeyer.]

Did you catch that wild crash this morning? We asked Brittany Powell of the Eureka Police Department what happened. She let us know this,

Backues, Canyon (1)Today at about 9:32 a.m., Canyon Backues (21 of Eureka) was driving near Del Norte and Springs Streets when he hit a parked car.  The parked car was pushed into a second parked car.  Backues fled in his vehicle and ultimately collided with an additional parked car near Del Norte and California Streets.  Backues attempted to flee when Officers arrived but was taken custody.  Backues was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and booked for DUI, hit and run, and resisting arrest.






  • This moron sits in a black Jag parked on 14th doing whippets all the time. Stupid is as stupid does. Ah Eureka youth… shining examples of society’s finest.

  • Plz don’t tell me the guy was driving a toyota pickup…barry’s gonna be here any minute

  • Never saw any news about it but learned through social media last week Canyon Backues was in a major accident after ramming a utility pole going 80 mpg on Walnut at Ridgewood. It’s not clear to me from the scanner transcript but it appears from the line “[6] HSO TURNED ON VEH AND IT TOOK OFF” that he lost control during a high speed pursuit. This occurred at 2:36am on Jan 10, 2017.

    His family and/or girlfriend are currently pleading for cash through GoFundMe to pay for their travel to visit him in a Bay Area hospital.

    Canyon’s brother Gavin was arrested recently for operating a drive-through drug storewhere you could pull up to the window and purchase heroin, meth, pot, you name it. Canyon is a known associate of Fernando Martinez, crime lord wannabe, arrested multiple times for various hard drug, weapons, theft, and criminal threats charges over the last couple years.

    Clearly this guy was going to do major damage to himself or somebody else sooner or later as long as he’s physically capable of getting behind the wheel, whether he’s got the right to do so legally or not. I’m just glad this time he didn’t take anybody down with him and while I wish him a speedy recovery, I sincerely hope he never drives a moving vehicle again.

    • [edit]if only you knew Canyon you would eat every word. He’s only a kid and in critical condition dictionary if he’s even still alive. shame on you. I hope one day you feel what it’s like to be judged by someone who doesn’t know you to the extent of which you just did for everyone to see. People like you ruin people’s lives by speaking when you should just mind your own buisness if you don’t know for a fact of somethings true or not.

  • Right on Christina Lee that is my relation and for your info he was attending CR and turning life around you don’t know what your talking about Omnomnonimous and all the other cowards who won’t leave their real names. What happened to innocent until proven guilty and how about:

    John 8:7, viz. “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

    I truly have no patience for ignorant F____s like yourself that jump on the bandwagon and the likeliest candidates for a lynch mob. How can you even begin to think you should utter a word about anything without all the facts.

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