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Suspected DUI Car Crash Damages Parked Cars, Home in Pacific Beach

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A driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing into a driveway Saturday in Pacific Beach, damaging two parked cars and a garage.

The San Diego Police Department responded to the area of Ingraham and Yosemite streets near Crown Point around 8:45 p.m.

A black Maserati reportedly crashed into a white Mercedes SUV and pushed it into the garage door. Images show the Maserati sitting on the sidewalk with a damaged front bumper.

Jim Abatti said his family was having dinner at his home ahead of Father's Day and heard a loud crash. He found the Maserati had crashed into a car parked in the driveway.

"When I came out, I saw my wife's car slammed sideways in our garage and my son's Jeep slammed in there. And I saw the car that was spun the wrong way that it was originally traveling, so I immediately went to the person," Abatti said.

Abatti said the driver was eventually able to mumble that they were OK.

The Maserati driver was reportedly removed from the vehicle and taken to the hospital. Police later told NBC 7 the driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

"I'm glad that everybody's OK. No one got injured," Abatti said, adding he thinks the driver is going to be OK too.

No other information was available.

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