COLOMA (CBS13) – A suspected DUI crash has left RVs virtually stranded at an El Dorado County campground.
California Highway Patrol says a man was under the influence and speeding when he crashed into the Mt. Murphy Bridge on Saturday.READ MORE: New Law Makes Getting License Easier For Barbers And Hairstylists In California
The bridge, which is the main route from the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park to the Coloma Resort Campground, was severely damaged. Officials say the damage was so bad that the bridge is expected to be closed for several months.READ MORE: Dinosaur Exhibits Open At Sacramento Zoo
This means that several RVs on the east side over the river are now pretty much stuck – with the only alternative routes out being two narrow roads that are not easily navigated.
The Coloma Resort is now coordinating a caravan with the sheriff’s office to escort those RVs out. The caravan is planned for next Monday, authorities say.MORE NEWS: Homeless Encampments Cause Concern For Local Businesses As Sacramento Shelters Reach Capacity
Levi Nuesmeyer, a 37-year-old Placerville man, has since been arrested on DUI charges in connection to the crash.