Suspected drunk driver drives truck off Santa Cruz cliff

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The truck driver who went over a cliff and landed in the Pacific Ocean near Santa Cruz was suspected of being drunk. 

According to the California Highway Patrol Santa Cruz, they were called to the scene where a vehicle had veered off the roadway and over a cliff near East Cliff Drive. 

CHP said a 50-year-old San Jose man was inside the vehicle and had suffered major injuries. The man was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. 


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.