A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana after a three-car collision in Mill Valley, police said.
Chase Winston Gilreath, 22, was driving on northbound Highway 101 just north of Tiburon Boulevard at about 1:15 p.m. when his Jeep Cherokee rear-ended a Nissan Maxima that had slowed down in traffic, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The 45-mph impact pushed the Nissan into the back of a Honda CRV. After the vehicles were moved off the road, police concluded that Gilreath was high and had more than an ounce of marijuana in his possession, said CHP Officer Eric Hohmeister.
Gilreath, who was not injured, was booked into Marin County Jail. The occupants of the Nissan -- Elizabeth Mazariegos-Ramirez, 19, Richmond and a 4-year-old boy in a child safety seat -- also were not injured, nor was the Honda driver, 59-year-old Jane Orlandi of Mill Valley.
Orlandi said her rear bumper is bent, the back door won't open and the car is rattling, but she was able to drive it away. She was on her way to an appointment in San Rafael when the crash happened.
"I didn't hurt myself," she said. "I feel OK. Just a little shook up."
Police described Gilreath as a former Humboldt County resident who is homeless.
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