Drugged Driver Sentenced for La Jolla Crash

Troyer crashed into 5 people, including 3 teens, last August

By Michael Gehlken and Michelle Wayland
|  Wednesday, May 4, 2011  |  Updated 12:10 PM PDT
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Prosecutor: Driver Tried to Shirk Responsibility

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Prosecutor: Driver Tried to Shirk Responsibility

Ronald Troyer allegedly claimed someone stole his car after prosecutors say he drove onto a sidewalk in La Jolla injuring three teenagers.
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A man who drove his vehicle over a La Jolla sidewalk and struck five people, including three teens, last summer was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years and eight months in state prison.

Ronald Troyer, 66, was behind the wheel on Aug. 15, 2010 when his car jumped a curb and crashed through a window of the Cass Street Cafe & Bakery.

Troyer, described by police as a transient, had marijuana in his system at the time of the incident, which seriously injured three teenagers, including a girl who was pinned beneath the car and spent about two weeks in a coma.

On April 6, a jury found Troyer guility of driving while intoxicated, felony reckless driving, hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license.

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