2 Hurt in Alleged DUI Wrecks

Two people hurt in two separate accidents

By Kelly McPherson
|  Monday, Dec 26, 2011  |  Updated 8:39 AM PDT
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2 Hurt in Alleged DUI Wrecks

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Police says they encountered several DUI incidents over the holiday weekend, including two crashes with serious injuries.

A 22-year-old woman was driving drunk, according to police, when she crashed her Thunderbird into a parked car around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday on Leon Avenue. 

The woman had to be cut out of the car by emergency workers and is in critical condition with a broken femur and hip.

A 24-year-old man pulled over onto the shoulder of the freeway near the Interstate-5 and State Route 905 intersection Sunday night, according to CHP.  While he waited inside his car for help, a pick-up truck crashed into him.

"Currently it appears the driver of the small pickup truck was impaired," said Officer John Grady.

The victim was able to crawl out of his car after it flipped over on its roof during the crash.

If you plan on drinking alcohol while ringing in the New Year, you can take advantage of free public transportation to avoid drinking and driving.  Starting at six on December 31, Breeze buses, Sprinter light rail and Coaster trains will be free.

Some of the services are adding extra buses and trains to make sure partygoers get home.
For more information, you can go to www.NCTD.com.
 

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