Man Arrested for DUI After Crashing into Concord Car Dealership

August 6, 2014 · 55 comments

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An Oakland man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Concord early this morning after driving off of an Interstate 680 off-ramp and into a car dealership, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. at the Concord Avenue off-ramp from northbound Highway 680.

The driver, identified as 24-year-old Gwanho Oh, was heading north on the highway when he veered off of the off-ramp and plowed into some roadway signs, a fence and several parked cars at an Infinity dealership, CHP Officer John Fransen said.

Oh was taken to a hospital as a precaution and was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

1 Shark August 6, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Oh!

2 Concord Guy August 6, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Oh no!

3 Marianne August 6, 2014 at 11:01 AM

I guess there weren’t enough cars on the freeway that early to hit.

4 Anon August 6, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Oh, Guano! (yes, that’s spelled incorrectly on purpose but phonetically accurate..)

5 oldman August 6, 2014 at 11:14 AM

DWO

6 Walnut Creek Resident August 6, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Gee Oakland man, look at all the destruction you caused!! Now you must pay the piper! Sorry you made such a bad decision. I am sure you very sorry today. At least this guy was arrested. I hope he stops this bad behavior for all of us!

7 Don August 6, 2014 at 11:26 AM

I didn’t know there was a Concord Ave. off-ramp on 680.

8 Russ August 6, 2014 at 11:30 AM

I bet he remembers this for infinity

9 anon August 6, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Glad no one was injured and that this jerk was caught.

10 ChampagneKitty August 6, 2014 at 11:38 AM

to Don #7–I use that offramp on occasion. It isn’t particularly difficult to navigate so I figured there was some other factor that contributed to the crash. Not at all surprised to hear the driver was arrested for DUI.

If you are driving on I 680 North, through, Walnut Creek, then Pleasant Hill, and into Concord…you stay on 680 and don’t get on Hwy. 242…the first exit after you pass the 242 junction is Willow Pass Rd. then after that is Concord Ave. The offramp actually lets out on Burnett Ave, which intersects with Diamond Blvd.

11 Walnut Creek Resident August 6, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Russ #8: That is very clever!!

12 WCmom August 6, 2014 at 11:50 AM

That’s a gnarly off-ramp even when sober.

13 Idiocracy August 6, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Lol

14 That one guy August 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM

All I hear is the horn from Dukes of Hazzard!

15 What security August 6, 2014 at 12:07 PM

What he hit them with a dirt truck

16 What security August 6, 2014 at 12:08 PM

I’m so happy it was there an not an innocent bystander or child from Concord
Thank God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

17 Cowellian August 6, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Test drives,
you’re doing them wrong!

18 Buzz Lightyear August 6, 2014 at 12:21 PM

To Infinity and Beyond!!!

19 Anon777 August 6, 2014 at 1:02 PM

#8 and #18 thanks for the laugh!

I wondered where the heck they were talking about because there is no northbound exit to Concord Ave. It would have to be Burnett, but from the story, they are describing it incorrectly.

20 Mr. Pink August 6, 2014 at 1:04 PM

He’s in deep Gwanho now.

21 Craig Cannon August 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Looked Really Bad with The Non-Infinity Laying in There. Looks like He Flew a Ways Over The On-Ramp Too. This isn’t the First One There (that On-Off) Smart-Parking the “Pre-Owned” on That Corner. The Guys Car Was Towed Off, with Horn Still Blairing. Very Wet There This AM, but as Noted, Rain was not the only Factor.

22 S August 6, 2014 at 1:30 PM

There is an on ramp only there.Sounds like he flew off the freeway down the on ramp into those cars. surprised hes alive

23 jtkatec August 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Oh, My1

24 JET August 6, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Oh no he didn’t……

25 Teacher Wannabe August 6, 2014 at 1:51 PM

That off ramp is practically a hairpin turn. Even at moderate speeds its hard to handle.

26 anonanonagain August 6, 2014 at 2:06 PM

I’m still amazed at the stupidity of people. To try and drive home when you are drunk as a skunk is just plain idiotic. He’s lucky it was just empty cars that he hit……

27 psychosis August 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

there is no northbound 680 concord ave. exit

28 psychosis August 6, 2014 at 2:45 PM

#25: no it isn’t a hairpin turn. are you nuts? do you even know what a hairpin turn is?

29 @psychosis August 6, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Uh,, yes there is?? Why do you go out of your way to look stupid?

30 Russ August 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

@ mr. Pink Lollllllllllllllllllllll
Now THAT was funny

31 psychosis August 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

there is no concord ave 680 norrthbound exit. prove me wrong moron.

32 Gargoyle Socks August 6, 2014 at 3:15 PM

I work in the building next to that off ramp. In the winter when the road is wet, we hear squealing tires all day long as people take the turn too fast.

33 Cowellian August 6, 2014 at 3:18 PM

The exit sign says Concord Ave, but it’s actually Burnett Ave.

34 LocalGirl August 6, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Thanks Cowellian for expaining to all these folks that it actually is a “Concord Ave” exit on 680 N … regardless of what street you exit onto, it really is called that!

35 psychosis August 6, 2014 at 3:25 PM

thank you Cowellian.

36 instagramma August 6, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Last name first he would be Oh, Gwhano…which is exactly what he must of said when he lost control of his vehicle

37 Dootcha August 6, 2014 at 3:43 PM

That is a hairy exit when sober. But that idiot shouldn’t drink and drive.

38 Did You Hear That ? August 6, 2014 at 3:49 PM

I can, FLY . . . . .

39 ClayDen August 6, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Anyone who thinks that is a difficult off ramp needs to give up driving and make all of us safer.

40 I'm The Urban Spaceman August 6, 2014 at 4:04 PM

#31
Exit 12 on NB 680 sign reads
Concord Ave
Burnett Ave

Use Google maps(Satellite setting) with the little man on the freeway to read the sign.

41 Cowellian August 6, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Gridlock was much worse when I-680N had a direct exit to Concord Ave, and it was aggravated by all the red-light-runners coming off the highway.

42 Knight Rider August 6, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Maybe he thought he was Michael Knight and forget to hit the turbo boost button in KIT.

43 Fast and the Furious August 6, 2014 at 4:31 PM

The new Fast and Furious movie is out – it is called Concord Loser edition

44 Art August 6, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Uh no there isn’t its a 90 degree angle. It looks like he made it half way and crossed traffic. The hairpin turn is off 242. Use google maps ya fool.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/1001+Burnett+Ave,+Concord,+CA+94520/@37.975979,-122.06229,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x808566bfe7d1b8eb:0x4b9e79cee74fa8ba

45 Silva August 6, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Mr. Pink wins!

46 Concord Local August 6, 2014 at 6:22 PM

I heard one of the news broadcasts reported possible names for the driver

Kantgo Slo
Turntu Tite
Somuch Fun
Megoto Jayle

47 DUH August 6, 2014 at 6:26 PM

To drunk,To fast this one was easy to figure out.

48 Teacher Wannabe August 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM

@ Art. Ahhh, no. May not be a complete hairpin, but is not a soft 90 either. North 242 doesnt have a Concord Blvd off ramp.

49 Anon August 6, 2014 at 6:56 PM

You guys are too smart and quick, Guano!

Book ‘um Guano!

LOL!

Cause his name means poop!

50 CalOldBlue August 6, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Infiniti. No “y”.

51 Big Al August 6, 2014 at 9:12 PM

I love this corner. I dive in to it at hi speeds all the time rain or shine. Sideways is cool.

52 Art August 6, 2014 at 9:50 PM

@ Teacher Wannabe
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH who said anything about concord blvd???
And I didn’t say soft 90. It’s just a 90.
Did you follow the link? Look at it.
UHHHHHHHHHHHHH really

53 Uh oh August 7, 2014 at 1:29 AM

So when does the scratch and dent sale start?

54 Mimi (original) August 7, 2014 at 8:41 AM

I vote that you, ART, are a PITA

55 Art August 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

@ Mimi (original)

Um thanks!

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