Modesto police arrested a 19-year-old driver on suspicion of drunken driving and causing injuries after he lost control of his speeding car and crashed on Briggsmore Avenue early Friday.
The crash occurred just before 2 a.m. just east of Oakdale Road, Lt. Chris Fuzie reported. He said Sophana Sam was driving a 1995 BMW west on Briggsmore about 80 mph when Sam lost control, left the road, rolled over and crashed into several boats at Bob's Marine, causing $50,000 to $100,000 in damage, Fuzie said.
A 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man in the back seat were ejected, Fuzie said. A 21-year-old man in the front passenger seat suffered moderate injuries.
Police are investigating whether the people in the car were wearing seat belts.
The 17-year-old girl from Modesto was in critical condition Friday at a Modesto hospital. Her name wasn't released because she is a minor. The other back seat passenger, Terry Vann of Modesto, suffered a fractured skull and is hospitalized, Fuzie said. The other passenger was Sovattra Yim of Modesto.
Sam, whose blood-alcohol level was 0.18, more than twice the legal limit, was arrested but remained in the hospital, Fuzie said. It is the second time Sam has been arrested in a drunken driving case, he added.
Police shut down the westbound lanes until 8:15 a.m. while the crash was investigated.
Fuzie asked anyone with information about the crash to call the Modesto police traffic unit at 572-9592.