REDDING, Calif. — Already on probation with a “no alcohol” clause as a term of his probation, a Redding man was arrested after a suspected DUI-related rollover crash that sheared a utility pole and caused the man’s vehicle to crash into a Redding building early Friday morning, June 26.

The solo-vehicle crash, which sent the allegedly drunk driver to the hospital with moderate injuries, happened in the area of E. Cypress Ave. and Alfreda Way.

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Redding Police and Fire personnel responded to reports of a traffic accident involving a vehicle that overturned and crashed into a business shortly after midnight, Redding Police Sgt. Gary Meadows later reported.

“When officers arrived, they discovered that a vehicle struck a power pole, shearing it in half, struck a building, then landed upside down on it’s roof,” Meadows explained; saying, “The driver and sole occupant was identified as Izaiah Harrisonferrari, 26 years of Redding.”

Officials are investigating a rollover accident after a sedan struck and knocked down a utility pole, causing the vehicle to overturn and smash into a Redding business. RPD photo

Officers immediately began treating Harrisonferrari for injuries sustained in the accident until an ambulance crew arrived and transported him to an area hospital for further treatment.

Meadows later described the man’s unspecified injuries as moderate.

Suspecting that Harrisonferrari was possibly under the influence of alcohol, officers continued their investigation at the hospital, where the injured man was receiving treatment.

Based on their investigation. officers determined Harrisonferrari was under the influence at the time of the crash and arrested him at the hospital.

26-year-old, Izaiah Harrisonferrari, of Redding, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and violation of probation. RPD photo

However, due to his ongoing medical care, he was released from police custody to hospital staff, according to Meadows; who said, “A police report will be sent to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office requesting charges against Harrisonferrari for DUI and a probation violation.”

Anyone with further information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Redding PD at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 20R039572 and can remain anonymous.


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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.