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Rollover crash leads to driver's DUII arrest

by: Submitted photo One passenger was injured Saturday morning after this 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe flipped over.

Washington County sheriff's deputies arrested a 25-year-old Cornelius man following a rollover crash Saturday in Farmington that sent one passenger to a hospital with injuries.

Christian Garcia-Vazquez was lodged in the Washington County Jail on a driving under the influence of intoxicants charge. He is being held on $5,000 bail and could face assault charges when the extent of the passenger's injuries are determined, said Sgt. Bob Ray, sheriff's office spokesman.

Just before 8:30 a.m. Saturday, deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover crash along Southwest Farmington Road near Clark Hill Road.

Upon arrival, deputies found a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe upside down in a ditch with the four occupants standing outside the vehicle.

The vehicle sustained extensive damage.

Investigators learned Garcia-Vazquez was driving the Tahoe when it crashed. Metro West Ambulance transported 30-year-old Roberto Hernandez-Cardenas of Hillsboro to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

'The Washington County Sheriff's Office places a high priority on keeping impaired drivers off our roads and arrests about 1,200 people every year for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs,' Ray said.

Deputies are continuing to investigate this latest DUII incident.