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Wrong-way driver causes two collisions on the 405 Freeway

A driver going the wrong way on the San Diego (I-405) Freeway in North Hills early Saturday was booked on suspicion of drunken driving and being in possession of a controlled substance after causing two collisions, authorities said.

Luis Castro, 21, of Sylmar was driving a 2001 Volkswagen north in the southbound fast lane near Nordhoff Street at about 1 a.m., California Highway Patrol officer Ed Jacobs said. A 2010 Honda CRV veered into the a middle lane to avoid Castro and struck a 2006 Ford F-150, causing minor damage to both vehicles.

Then, a 2006 Nissan Murano also trying to avoid Castro braked and was rear-ended by a 2005 Kia Amanti, also causing minor damage to both cars. The Kia driver was transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center with minor injuries.

Castro continued driving the wrong way while CHP officers stopped all southbound traffic to prevent further collisions, the CHP said. Castro, who was not injured, was arrested a short distance away. He was driving on a suspended license and had been free on $10,000 bail in another unrelated case at the time of the accident, Jacobs said.

-- Carla Rivera

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Here you go people..... see what we get coming across the border.

Who was stupid enough to let this guy out on any bail.

Sue that judge.

Stupid liberal judges. Lock these murderers up for good.

They said Castro had a suspended license. Which means he's a legal citizen of the US to get one in the first place.
But, people who DRIVE ILLEGALLY. Because either they never qualified to get a DL here, or have so many violations they aren't supposed to drive, IS the point.

Either way, they mark themselves as dangerous drivers who deserve to be punished for breaking the law. By serious jail time, taking away whatever vehicle they obtain. Making anyone liable, who allows them to borrow a car, or use fraudulent documents. Whatever it takes. By any means necessary, get illegal drivers off the road!

nomoredead you're an idiot.

A simple solution to these wrong-way freeway drivers would be to install wrong-way spikes at every freeway exit, then no cars could drive up an exit.

nomoredead, your stupidity is beyond measure. are you at the glenn beck rally?

In response tp Regan DuCasse's comment some states (only a few) allow non citizens to have drivers licenses. I do not know if this idiot was under the influence- but one thing for sure the State of California needs harsher DUI sentences; especially for repeat offenders and in the case of some be murdered. One of the reasons the California state DUI laws lack bite is because there are far too many members of Assembly and Senate and their family members drive drunk themselves. We should have an initative to bring about harsher laws.
An example.
If your first offense lands you in jail for 60 days, second offense puts you away for 90 days, I think many will wake up. Now, if a person is killed you will do a minium of 25 years to life in state prison for your first offense.

FYI Regan, illegal immigrants can legally obtain a driver's license in California.

@ nomoredead: Ditto to everyone else, you're an idiot.
@ uncle_vito: Who is a murderer? And are you willing to foot the bill to lock up a 21 year old for good because of substance abuse?


You don't need to be a LEGAL citizen to get a Driver's license.
Illegals can get a Driver's License. The state figures that if you get it, you'll get insurance. Better to have an illegal with an insured car, than an uninsured car.

Of course this guy should've been deported first!

Sounds like some prison time is in order for this criminal.

This gag what was going on his mind lol what did he give the judge to drop the case

What a dork
what did he do to the judge to drop the case


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