2 Hurt In Suspected DUI Crash In Chula Vista

Crash Occurred On East H Street Near Tierra Del Rey

Two people were injured in a crash in Chula Vista on Monday after police say a drunken driver ran a red light and was hit by a pickup truck.

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The crash occurred at about 9:15 p.m. near the intersection of East H Street and Tierra Del Rey.

Chula Vista police say the suspected drunken driver went through a red light on H Street and was hit by a pickup truck traveling eastbound on H Street. Both vehicles eventually came to rest against a traffic light.

Police say beer cans were falling out of the vehicle driven by the suspected drunken driver.

"She smelled... of a moderate odor of alcoholic beverage," said Chula Vista police Lt. Dan Hardman.

Both drivers were transported to the hospital with moderate injuries. Hardman said officers followed the ambulance transporting the suspected drunken driver to make sure she was arrested and a blood draw was taken.

The suspected drunken driver who police say caused the crash is expected to be charged with felony DUI because people were injured in the crash.

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