A 24-year-old man is facing DUI charges after a single-car crash Saturday near Atwater.
The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. after Andres Harvey, of Winton, was driving a 2006 Scion on northbound Buhach Road, north of Elliot Avenue, at about 55 mph, said CHP officer Luis Lara.
Harvey's car drifted onto the shoulder and up an embankment, becoming airborne. The car crashed and overturned several times, ejecting the driver.
Investigating CHP officer Vince Villegas noticed alcohol on Harvey's breath and other symptoms. Harvey was flown to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto and will be booked into the Merced County Jail on suspicion of DUI after his release.
-- Victor A. Patton