Mammoth Man Cited for Reckless Driving following Sunday Accident
The California Highway Patrol says 25-year old Mammoth resident Rene Suarez was behind the wheel of a gold Lexus GS300 that plowed into the rear of a BMW sports utility vehicle Sunday afternoon north of Bishop. According to Bishop CHP public information officer Dennis Cleland, Suarez was cited for reckless driving and released to Northern Inyo Hospital for treatment of what were referred to as minor injuries.
Cleland says that just prior to 4pm Sunday afternoon Suarez was driving at a high speed, estimated by officers in excess of 100 mph, southbound on highway 395 just south of Ed Powers Road. Officers indicate Suarez was driving aggressively including driving on both shoulders while passing vehicles. According to Cleland, an CHP unit initiated a vehicle stop when the suspect vehicle collided with the rear of a southbound BMW driven by a Studio City California resident. After the initial collision both vehicles slid across both northbound lanes of 395 crashing through a fence at the Bishop Gun Club. The Lexus continued through a second fence before stopping. The driver and passengers of the BMW did not require medial transportation. The crash remains under investigation.