Publish Date: 2022/02/03
SAN DIEGO, CA — A man was arrested for suspected DUI Wednesday night after causing a car to crash into the patio of a restaurant in San Diego’s Little Italy, reports ABC 10 News.
San Diego Police said the incident occurred in front of Sorrento Ristorante, located at 1646 India Street, at around 8:20 p.m.
An early investigation indicates the suspect, believed to be in his 20s, struck a parked car, sending the vehicle into the restaurant’s outdoor dining area. Authorities said a flower pot placed on the perimeter of the space helped curb the car’s momentum.
The suspect attempted to flee the scene following the accident but was held by passersby until authorities arrived. He was arrested for suspected impairment shortly after.
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