Suspected DUI crash leaves one paralyzed and one under arrest
Crash leaves one paralyzed and one facing DUI arrest
Early Tuesday morning, shortly after 1 am and in a San Diego suburb, a vehicle carrying two men veered off a local street and plowed into a parked car. No one was in the parked car, preventing additional injury, albeit both the driver and passenger were injured. Previously that evening, the two men had been enjoying drinks at a local bar and left together headed to an unknown destination. Their excursion left one of them arrested for suspecion of DUI and one paralized.
It was determined that Medics took the passenger, a 57 year old man, to a trauma center for severe spinal injuries. For safety reasons, the police determined to keep his identy protected for the time being. The San Diego Police say he is paralysed from the waist down.
The driver of the Honda Accord, a 23 year old, was arrested on the scene of suspicion of DUI and taken to the hospital with undetermined injuries. It is currently unknown what his BAC (blood alcohol content) level was at the time of the accident, as well as what Field Sobriety Test was used in order to determine what his BAC level registered. Suffice it to say, there was ample evidence of enough magnitude to constitute reasonable doubt as to the sobriety of the driver and to detain him through arrest on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence.
It is important to note, that the San Diego Police reported that the hospital later determined the 57 year old male was officially diagnosed as a quadriplegic, categorizing him as a paralized DUI victim.
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