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Suspected DUI Crash Causes Major Injuries in Scripps Ranch

A woman in her 30s allegedly smoking marijuana hit two people, a 49-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, in a 1956 Porsche Sunday authorities confirmed. 

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. on Pomerado Road between Caminito Alto and Sycamore Test Road  in Scripps Ranch.

The woman, who was driving a Toyota Corolla, was heading eastbound on Pomerado road. Traffic investigators said she veered out of the eastbound lane into the left turn lane at Caminito Alto. She then drove over the raised median into oncoming traffic colliding nearly head on into the Porsche in the westbound lane.

The Porsche has only lap seat belts and no airbags.

The woman's injuries are minor, but both people in the Porsche have major injuries. All three have been transported to the hospital. 

"The force of the collision was horrific and caused incredibly serious injuries to both passengers that were in the Porsche," one official told NBC 7. 

Authorities found a marijuana pipe inside the corolla and told NBC 7 the bowl was still hot to the touch after the crash.

"Drugs and vehicles don't mix," Sgt. Kerry Mensior of SDPD Traffic Division said. "Alcohol and cars don't mix, marijuana and cars doesn't mix. So please just pay attention to that so that somebody who's out on the road literally for an Easter Sunday drive doesn't have to have this tragedy impact their life."

Once the Corolla driver is released from the hospital she will be arrested for DUI authorities said. 

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