A 34-year-old Portola Valley woman was arrested for drunk driving after her car ran off the road in the 1000 block of Westridge Drive near Paloma Road late in the evening of Sept. 17, according to Rosemerry Blankswade of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
A man who was a passenger in the car received head injuries and was taken to Stanford Hospital following the accident, according to Steve Slaughter, a battalion chief for the Woodside Fire Protection District.
The car hit and uprooted an oak tree, spun around and landed on its side with the passenger side down, Slaughter said.
The man apparently crawled out of the car through the driver's side window, he said.
The Sheriff's Office did not release the name of the injured man.
Editor's note: It is The Almanac's policy to withhold the names of those arrested for most crimes until the District Attorney's Office has determined that there is sufficient evidence to file charges in the case.