The caller was unable to provide a vehicle or direction of travel, however, officers arrived on scene to find a vehicle crashed into a large tree just moments later.

A man suspected of driving drunk in the early morning hours on Sunday, damaging property and breaking windows in the 800 block of South A Street, was later found unconscious in his vehicle, which was crashed into a tree.

The Mount Shasta Police Department responded to a 911 caller reporting a subject breaking windows at approximately 3 a.m. on Sept. 22. While officers were on their way, the caller informed dispatch that the man was drunk and leaving in his vehicle, said MSPD Lieutenant Joe Restine.

The caller was unable to provide a vehicle or direction of travel, however, officers arrived on scene to find a vehicle crashed into a large tree just moments later.

The unconscious driver was identified as the person who was breaking the windows, said Restine, although he was not arrested at the time due to his condition.

The driver was transported to Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta and later airlifted to Mercy Redding.

Restine said the Redding Police Department assisted with the execution of a warrant to collect blood from the suspect. The sample will be sent to the Department of Justice and it will be “a while” before the results are available. A warrant may be filed for misdemeanor DUI in the future.

Both U.S. Fish and Wildlife personnel and California Highway Patrol officers responded to assist the MSPD, Restine added.