A motorcyclist in Fresno lost part of his foot in a crash with a big rig but kept on riding, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A motorcyclist whose name was not disclosed was driving under the influence of either alcohol or drugs Thursday night when he crashed into a large truck, according to the CHP.
The truck driver noticed blood on the side of his truck and notified authorities. The CHP was aware of the incident when a woman called and said her husband lost part of his foot and was at a gas station near Highway 99 and Mountain View Avenue.
When the officer arrived at the station he saw a man lying on the floor with a helmet nearby. The motorcycle was not at the scene and the CHP believes one of the man’s friends or family members left with it.
The man was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. It was unclear how much of his foot he lost.
Driving under the influence of any drug is a crime often referred to as drugged driving, DUID or “driving stoned”. Section 23152(f) of the Vehicle Code provides that the crime has essentially the same legal effect as driving under the influence of alcohol:
• It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any drug to drive a vehicle.
• It is unlawful for a person who is under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug to drive a vehicle.