Suspected DUI driver causes head-on crash in Redwood City while fleeing CHP

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A man suspected of driving under the influence struck a pole and car in Redwood City this morning while driving the wrong way on Seaport Boulevard in a failed attempt to evade a traffic stop, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The incident unfolded just before 11:40 a.m. when CHP on U.S. 101 north of Oregon Expressway initiated a traffic stop on a Toyota Camry driven by Daniel LomberaFarias. CHP suspected LomberaFarias was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

LomberaFarias failed to yield and began using the right shoulder to evade the officer just south of the Woodside Road off-ramp, according to CHP.

LomberaFarias took the Woodside Road/Seaport Blvd. westbound exit and, while approaching the bottom of the ramp, he made a U-turn and began driving the wrong way on Seaport Blvd.  His vehicle struck a pole on the center median and then collided head on with a Toyota Prius, CHP said.

After the collision, LomberaFarias, who suffered moderate injuries, was detained at gunpoint and then taken into custody without incident.  The other driver suffered minor injuries, CHP said.

“During the investigation, officers located a loaded handgun with a high capacity magazine and drug paraphernalia in LomberaFaria’s backpack,” according to CHP.

Once released from Stanford Medical Center, LomberaFarias was set to be booked at the San Mateo County Jail.