Man arrested for felony DUI in SLO

Michael Saffell

San Luis Obispo police arrested a 46-year-old man Saturday night on suspicion of felony driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in injuries.

Shortly after 6 p.m., Michael Saffell was headed northbound on the Higuera Street near Los Osos Valley Road when he crashed into a car which was headed southbound on Hiquera Street. One of the passengers in the southbound vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

San Luis Obispo police checked both drivers for impairment and discovered Saffell was operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Officers then arrested Saffell for felony DUI causing an injury and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set at $100,000.