Man crashes into Bear Creek, police say they later arrested him for DUI

Merced Police arrested a man after he crashed into Bear Creek on Sunday night.

Officers responded to the area of Parsons Avenue and South East Bear Creek Drive at around 9:20, for a vehicle that drove into the creek.

When officers arrived, they found a solo occupant in the vehicle, the Merced City Fire Department assisted in removing the subject, Merced Police said in a press release.

Police say, 29-year-old Lorenzo Cortez Juarez showed obvious signs of being intoxicated. Lorenzo  had only minor injuries from the accident. Officer Bolanos conducted a DUI investigation. Juarez was later arrested for DUI.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer Bolanos at 209-388-7772 or by email at

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