RV Rams Into 8 Parked Cars in Coronado

A main thoroughfare in Coronado was turned into what looked like a demolition derby after a recreational vehicle slid into eight vehicles Thursday evening.

The cars were parked along the 1100 and 900 block of Orange Avenue when a 25-foot Winnebago began its path of destruction at about 8:30 p.m.

The RV bounced off one vehicle and into the next. It scraped, dented and even spun an SUV onto the sidewalk.

Over two blocks, a debris field of broken glass, metal and mirrors showed the aftermath. The suspect, identified as 52-year-old George Stanley, did not stop until Coronado police pulled him over about a mile down the road, in front of the police station.

Investigators asked him to perform several sobriety tests to determine if he was impaired. The suspect, who wasn't wearing shoes, appeared to have difficulty with his coordination.

"Nobody drinking has any business driving," said victim Jeff Hames, whose car was one of the worst off. "Could have been a lot worse. My reaction at first was anger, but there are people walking by my [SUV]. I'm just glad nobody got hit." 

Hames moved here just a week ago for a new Navy assignment.

No one was injured in the string of crashes, but officials estimate the damage was more than $50,000.

Stanley is being held by police, pending DUI and hit-and-run charges.

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