Photo/Video Courtesy of OnScene.tv
Junior Jacob Norte was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Norte and his passenger were airlifted from Malibu Creek State Park.
Pepperdine junior Jacob Norte, 20, was arrested on suspicion of DUI around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Norte and an unidentified passenger were involved in a rollover crash on Malibu Canyon Road, just south of Piuma Road at approximately 1 a.m., according to the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station.
Norte’s black 1999 Honda Civic was mangled after it collided with the side of the mountain and rolled over near the Malibu tunnel.
The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station received the call reporting the accident around 1:15 a.m., sheriff’s officials said. The California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Fire Department were also dispatched to the DUI crash scene.
Video shot by Zack Podell of OnScene.tv showed one of the vehicle’s occupants being transported from a stretcher to a helicopter. Norte and his passenger were airlifted from nearby Malibu Creek State Park to UCLA Medical Center; the extent of their injuries is unknown.
The full collision report is “still outstanding,” CHP officer Leland Tang said.
“Pepperdine asks all to keep the students in their thoughts and prayers,” Pepperdine Director of Communications Ali Taghavi wrote in an email.
Norte did not return requests for comment.
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