CHP Blames Drunken Parking for Major Injuries a Woman Received This Morning
This is a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On Friday, May 06, 2016, a 2005 Land Rover was making a parking maneuver on Plunkett Road, east of Jacoby Creek Road, when it drove over a passenger who suddenly exited in the vehicle while it was in motion.
At approximately 2:00 a.m., CHP officers responded to a traffic collision on Plunkett Road, east of Jacoby Creek Road. A 2005 Land Rover, driven by, Timothy Bolton, age 45, of Arcata, was pulling into a driveway on Plunkett Road when one of his passengers, Jennifer Mallett, age 35, of Arcata, suddenly exited the Land Rover and was subsequently run over. As a result of this collision, Mallet sustained major injuries including a broken leg, fractured pelvis and abrasions. Mallet was transported by ground ambulance to Mad River Hospital. Alcohol is suspected to have been a factor in this collision and the driver, Bolton, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The California Highway Patrol Humboldt Area is investigating this traffic collision.