Alexya Garcia and Nathalie Berrelleza Hurt, William Martensen Arrested after DUI Crash on Los Alisos Boulevard [Laguna Hills, CA]

Alexya Garcia and Nathalie Berrelleza Hurt, William Martensen Arrested after DUI Crash on Los Alisos Boulevard [Laguna Hills, CA]

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Alexya Garcia and Nathalie Berrelleza Hurt, William Martensen Arrested after DUI Crash on Los Alisos Boulevard [Laguna Hills, CA]

Three Hospitalized after Head-On DUI Collision near Paseo de Valencia

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (March 20, 2022) – Wednesday, Alexya Garcia, and Nathalie Berrelleza were hurt and William Martensen was arrested after a crash.

Officers responded to the scene around 6:00 p.m., on Los Alisos Boulevard near Paseo De Valencia and Laguna Hills High School.

According to reports, a drunk driver lost control and crashed into the center median before colliding head-on with an oncoming vehicle. 

The impact left 15-year-old Alexya Garcia, 16-year-old Nathalie Berrelleza, and her mother injured. Investigators claimed that the three were on their way home from a water polo game. 

Responding medical personnel transported the three occupants to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. 

Meanwhile, police arrested the suspect, identified as 39-year-old William Martensen for felony DUI. Reports indicate that Martensen pleaded guilty to four DUI cases since 2007.

The family of Garcia started a GoFundMe page to help Alexya as well as the two other victims.

Thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination are essential in operating a vehicle safely. However, these are impaired when alcohol and certain medications or illegal drugs are consumed. Never drive while impaired as the consequences can be devastating for you and for others. When buzzed or drunk, it is best to request an Uber, Lyft, or a taxi.


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