A 31-year-old Yountville woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after she allegedly drove the wrong way on Highway 29 and collided with another vehicle Wednesday evening, sending herself and two others to area hospitals, the California Highway Patrol said.
The collision occurred around 7:20 p.m. just north of Oak Knoll Avenue after Michl Servin, who was heading south, allegedly drove a 2010 Honda Civic into the northbound lane and collided head-on with a 2003 Honda CR-V, the CHP said.
Both Servin and the other driver, 35-year-old Andres Viera, of St. Helena, were driving approximately 60 miles per hour, according to the CHP. The drivers and Servin’s passenger, 21-year-old Erica Aragon, of Yountville, sustained major injuries.
The drivers were transported to the Queen of the Valley Medical Center, while Aragon was taken to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the CHP said. Servin was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI at the hospital and was released to the care of hospital personnel.
The northbound lane of Highway 29 was closed for about 2 hours as authorities investigated the incident and the roadway was cleaned, the CHP said. The collision remains under investigation.