Crash lead to DUI arrest


CHP – Quincy

On July 25, 2021 at approximately 12:38 AM, William Barnard, of Reno, NV, was eastbound on SR-70, east of Maddalena Road. Due to Barnard’s level of intoxication, he fell asleep and allowed his Toyota 4-Runner to drift into the westbound lane directly into the path of Leonard Leavitt, of Maclean, VA and his four passengers all driving in a Audi. The eastbound Toyota collided with the Audi in the westbound lane. As a result, the Toyota overturned several times and came to rest on its wheels on the north shoulder of SR-70. The Audi came to rest on its wheels on the south shoulder of SR-70. Multiple occupants from the Audi had to be extricated by fire personnel due to extensive damage to the passenger compartment. All occupants of the Audi were transported to Renown Medical Center. Barnard was arrested for DUI and then transported to Renown as well. Both lanes of SR-70 were blocked for approximately 1 hour to accommodate scene clean up.
Once again, the poor choices of one individual have resulted in forever changing the lives of 5 others who were doing absolutely nothing wrong. Please do not drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.