2013-03-21 / Community

DUI arrest follows 4-car accident on Reino Road

A traffic collision involving four cars closed a portion of Reino Road for about an hour last week.

Shortly after 5 p.m. March 12, a car traveling south on Reino Road in front of Newbury Park High School crossed into the northbound lane, where it struck two cars before coming to a stop. The first car that was hit collided with another vehicle traveling north.

Police say the driver heading south was Newbury Park resident Shannon McNett, 48. She was taken to Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center to be treated for injuries sustained in the accident. According to a police report, Mc- Nett admitted to taking prescription medication before driving the car.

According to the report, the first car that was hit was driven by Robert Caulfield, 41, of Newbury Park, who had five passengers, one adult and four children. Caulfield and three of the children sustained minor injuries but were not hospitalized. The other drivers, Newbury Park residents Steven Levy, 30, and Lisa Jackson, 48, were not injured.

McNett was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription medication.

Debris from the accident covered a large area of Reino Road, and the street was closed for about an hour during cleanup.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau expressed gratitude to residents who stopped to offer help.

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