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Update: SCV man, 20, who was filmed driving SUV w/ feet prior to collision, arrested for DUI w/ great bodily harm

On February 12, 2018, there was a traffic collision that occurred on Bouquet Canyon Road, near David Way, in Saugus. A SUV driven by an adult male, with three passengers, traveling on Bouquet Canyon Road, collided head-on with a sedan. Shortly after the incident, investigators received information of a social media video that was streamed by one of the passengers in the SUV. The video depicted the driver steering the SUV with his two feet. 

Through their investigation, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station traffic investigators identified the male adult driver of the SUV, who was driving the vehicle with his feet up on the steering wheel, to be that of Victor Canasmoreira, 20, of Castaic. Investigators further learned that the social media footage was filmed approximately two hours before the serious traffic collision occurred on Bouquet Canyon Road/ David Way.

Traffic office findings revealed Victor Canasmoreira was speeding on Bouquet Canyon Road, crossed over the double yellow line, and was broadsided by a sedan. Five people including both drivers and three passengers in Canasmoreira's vehicle suffered injuries that ranged from minor cuts and abrasions, to more severe injuries that included a fractured clavicle.

Blood samples were submitted from both drivers and tested by the lab for drugs and alcohol. Victor Canasmoreira's test results came back with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.05%, and a negative result for drugs. The driver of the sedan's test results came back negative for both alcohol and drugs.

The case was presented to the San Fernando District Attorney's Office for filing. The District Attorney's Office charged Victor Canasmoreira with DUI with great bodily injury under the age of 21. This charge was applicable due to the fact that Canasmoreira is under the age of 21 and was found to have a BAC of 0.05% for which there is a zero tolerance, and he also caused great bodily injury to one or more passengers. 

Suspect Victor Canasmoreira was arrested at a Castaic residence on Friday by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies. His bail has been set at $100,000. 

Forwarded by: Shirley Miller, Public Information Officer
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station
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