A 51-year-old Atwater man was transported to Memorial Hospital for head injuries, after crashing his 2001 Chevy Suburban into a wired fence on Franklin Road and W. Bellevue Road in Merced County.

According to CHP Officer Eric Zuniga, Gilberto Gonzalez was driving approximately 45 mph when he allowed his vehicle to go into the west shoulder of the roadway where he eventually crashed his vehicle into a wired fence.

Officers conducted a DUI investigation and determined Gilberto Gonzalez  was under the influence.

The incident happened last night around 9:45 P.M.