A 23-year-old Wildomar woman was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence early Thursday after she crashed her car through a fence at Calvary Chapel Bible College and Conference Center in Murrieta, according to police.
The crash was reported at 12:30 a.m. and marked the second time in recent weeks that the facility’s fence has been damaged by an alleged DUI driver, Murrieta police Sgt. Jay Froboese told Patch.
In Thursday’s incident, Froboese said police determined that Chloe Licon was driving a Honda Civic northbound on Margarita Road when she continued through the intersection at Murrieta Hot Springs Road and “drove right into the fence.”
Froboese said the guard at the gate witnessed the crash and called police. Responding officers found that Licon was stuck in the car because her foot was pinned, he said.
Licon was transported by American Medical Response to Inland Valley Regional Medical Center in Wildomar for treatment of her injuries, and was cited on suspicion of DUI, according to Froboese.
In an incident on Nov. 25, Froboese said 34-year-old Jon Roseth of Hesperia also crashed into the fence that is located near the entrance to Calvary Chapel Bible College and Conference Center.
That incident occurred at about 3:21 a.m. when Roseth—who had also been traveling northbound on Margarita—drove a silver BMW through the intersection, “crashed through gate and continued on into property,” Froboese said.
Responding officers found Roseth still on the property and attempting to change two flat tires of the BMW, according to Froboese.
Roseth was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
“At the time of his arrest and booking at Southwest Detention Center, (his license) was suspended for a prior DUI he had received last year,” Froboese said.
As for repairing the fence, Froboese said Calvary Chapel receives police report numbers and can submit those to the drivers’ insurance companies for property damage compensation.
Both incidents serve as a reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving, the sergeant said.
“We continue to encourage people not to drink and drive, to call for a ride,” Froboese said. “We receive annual grants to do DUI saturations and checkpoints in an effort to get these people off the roadways.
“In this holiday season especially, please call for a ride...Be careful about drug use or drinking while driving.”