Lake Elsinore man faces DUI charges following crash

LAKE ELSINORE – A Lake Elsinore man was facing DUI charges after driving his pickup truck head-on into a sedan, authorities said Saturday, March 18.

Damon Drew Deatherage, 48, was arrested for DUI after a head-on crash at 7:45 p.m. Friday between his 2003 Ford F150 pickup truck and a 2015 Chrysler 200 near the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Jernigan Street, said Lake Elsinore police Sgt. Brett Seckinger.

Deatherage suffered facial lacerations and was taken to a hospital for treatment before he was booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta, Seckinger said.

There were no other injuries, he said

Bail was set at $2,500 and Deatherage was released today, according to sheriff’s inmate records. He is due to appear in court May 19.

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