January 15, 2011 9:45 PM
On January 15, 2011, at 6:25 PM, officers from the Redding Police Department responded to a report of a traffic collision on Hartnell Ave just west the intersection with Churn Creek Road involving a vehicle striking a pole. The investigation revealed that Cody Leonard Bruhn, 22 years of Redding, was driving his gold 2005 Ford Focus westbound on Hartnell Ave. He was texting on his cell phone when the Focus drifted off the right side of the roadway and struck a pole. A red 1997 Nissan Sentra driven by Brittney Nicole Quintanar, 21 years of Redding, was struck by the Focus when it deflected off the pole.
Quintanar and Marcus Allan Clary, age 24 of Redding, were wearing seatbelts. Their 2 year old child was properly restrained in a car seat. They were not injured in the collision.
Bruhn had five juveniles in the car with him. All claimed to have been wearing seatbelts and the two front airbags in the Focus had deployed. A 16 year old female and male, both of Redding had complaints of pain to their heads. Their parents responded and declined medical treatment.
Bruhn had an injury to his head and complained of pain to his side. A 17 year old female of Redding received a laceration to her forehead. A 16 year old male from Redding had a laceration to the back of his head and complained of hip pain. A 16 year old female of Redding also received a laceration to her forehead and complained of pain to her ankle. There were transported to Mercy Medical Center for evaluation. There was no further information on their injuries at the time of this release.
The investigation revealed Bruhn had been drinking alcohol, using medicinal marijuana and taking prescription medication that had not been prescribed to him. He was arrested for felony DUI and released for medical treatment. Additional charges against Bruhn will be recommended for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Contact: Officer Jacob Provencio #102
DUI Specialist – Traffic Division
Redding Police Department
Approved: Sgt. Mike Wood #316
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