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Police: Man high on marijuana causes deadly crash with a motorcyclist

Man high on marijuana causes deadly crash with a motorcyclist

The Madera Police Department says a man high on marijuana caused a deadly crash Thursday morning.

It happened near the intersection of Pine Street and Oak Street.

Police say the driver of the car, Cary Chaffin, 67, was arrested for vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. An investigation revealed that Chaffin was under the influence of cannabis.

According to police, this is the City of Madera’s second traffic related fatality of the year and the first where drug or alcohol was a factor in the collision.

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