Felony DUI Alleged in 2-Pickup Napa Crash That Injured 2

A Napa man was arrested at the hospital Sunday night after allegedly slamming his pickup truck into a Fairfield man's pickup that was pulled over on the shoulder of southbound Highway 29, according to CHP.

A Napa man suffered major injuries and was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI after he plowed his pickup into the back of a parked vehicle on Highway 29 Sunday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Around 11 p.m., Herman Galeas, 44, of Fairfield was sitting in his 1998 Ford pickup with hazard lights flashing on the right southbound shoulder of Highway 29, just north of Highway 121, CHP Officer Garrett Ray said.

“He was using his cell phone when he looked in his rear-view mirror and saw another pickup also on the shoulder, speeding up behind him,” Ray said.

The pickup, driven by Julio Cruz, 32, of Napa, slammed into rear end of Galeas’ vehicle at high speed.

Cruz suffered a possible broken jaw, Ray said. He was taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Center where he was treated and arrested for DUI.

Galeas suffered minor injuries and was also taken by ambulance to the Queen, Ray said.

Both pickups received major damage in the collision, he added.

Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

For the latest reports on crime and arrests in the Napa Valley, please see our Police & Fire section, available from the News tab above and at napavalley.patch.com/police-fire.

For instant alerts, sign up for our Breaking News Alerts emails and like our Facebook page. 

Stay Patched in! Follow Napa Valley Patch on Twitter | Like Napa Valley Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.

MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" November 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM
I hope they have insurance


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »