Crime - Sacto 911

Cameron Park crash into condo results in close call, arrest

A man was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing his car into the living room of a Cameron Park condominium where a woman was lying on a couch.

The California Highway Patrol said Patrick Ryan Beene, 24, of Shingle Springs crashed his car into the condominium in the 3300 block of Cimmarron Court at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Before the incident, Beene was involved in a fight at another address, according to the CHP.

He fled from the fight to Cimmarron Court and could not negotiate a turn. He then smashed through the living room wall, where Cindy Elissague was lying on a couch.

The car pushed Elissague and the couch across the room. She suffered an injury to her leg.

Elissague left the condominium and Beene tried to reverse his car out of the living room, but was not successful. He fled to a nearby field.

A citizen followed him and telephoned 911. Officers arrived and took him into custody.

Beene had a cut on his forehead but officers could not determine if that was from the fight or the crash. He was taken to the hospital for treatment, then arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews