CITY OF SHASTA LAKE: Man arrested for DUI after plowing sedan into tree

CITY OF SHASTA LAKE — Authorities arrested a man who crashed into a tree while driving under the influence, Monday evening, Oct. 30. The DUI-related crash happened on Shasta Street near Toyon Avenue in the City of Shasta Lake.

Deputies assigned to the City of Shasta Lake responded to the accident about 9 p.m. after SHASCOM emergency dispatchers received reports of the solo-vehicle collision.

When they arrived, deputies found a white, Ford Crown Victoria sedan that had plowed into a tree.

During their investigation deputies contacted and interviewed 21-year-old, City of Shasta Lake resident, Clarence James McKee.

While speaking with McKee deputies determined he had been driving while under the influence of alcohol when he crashed into the tree. McKee failed a series of field sobriety tests and his blood alcohol level was later determined to be over .08%, the legal limit in California.

Based on their investigation and McKee’s level of intoxication, deputies arrested McKee and he was later booked into Shasta County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was later cited and released and will appear in court at a later, unspecified date.


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Trevor Montgomery, who recently moved from Riverside County to Shasta County, runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 grandchildren.