San Luis Obispo Police and Fire Departments received a 911 call reporting a single vehicle collision into a tree at the intersection of Johnson and Orcutt on April 20 at 1:15 p.m. Responding Police and Fire personnel located a 2011 Volkswagen resting on the sidewalk after it sheered a tree.
The investigation revealed 25-year-old Ethan Dodgen was driving the vehicle at the time of the collision. Both Dodgen and his passenger, a 22-year-old female resident of Nipomo, were transported to Sierra Vista with minor to moderate injuries.
Investigating officers determined Dodgen was driving his vehicle while intoxicated. He and his passenger were admitted to Sierra Vista hospital for treatment of the injuries sustained during the collision.