One Arrested for Suspicion of DUI; One on Life Support After Incident North of Phillipsville Sunday Morning
A young man’s life hangs in the balance and his girlfriend faces DUI charges after an incident on the Avenue early Sunday morning.
Chelsea Leanne Cookston was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence and a man was rushed to the hospital and is on life support after, about 1:15 a.m., he was reported down in the roadway on the Avenue of the Giants about a mile north of Phillipsville. According to Lt. Dennis Young of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, his department and the California Highway Patrol responded to the incident. After the CHP arrived on the scene, the driver, Chelsea Cookston, was arrested for drunk driving.
Young said, the cause of the man’s life-threatening injuries is unknown at this time and the CHP and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a joint investigation into the circumstances.