San Andreas, CA -- Driving under the influence is a common occurence in the Mother Lode these days but usually those are individuals who are driving a car, a truck or a motorcycle.
So this story is a bit unique in that 52 year old Gary Creekmore of Valley Springs was arrested by the CHP late Wed. afternoon for riding his bike while under-the-influence. Riding on Gwin Mine Rd. south of the Amador County line, Creekmore failed to negotiate a turn due to his extreme state of intoxication. His bike left the roadway and vaulted down a thirty foot drainage.
Creekmore was life flighted to Doctor's Hospital in Modesto with minor injuries. He was then promptly arrested by the CHP.