Driver flees scene after Hillcrest hit-run, police say

SAN DIEGO - A series of crashes in North Park left four people injured, and two drivers facing drunken driving charges, police said today.
Around 11:40 p.m. Sunday, a 42-year-old suspected drunken driver struck
two parked cars in a parking lot near Park Boulevard and University Avenue, according to San Diego police Officer David Stafford.
As he was then attempting to drive away, he ran a red light at Park
Boulevard and University Avenue and struck a moving vehicle, the officer said.
Ironically, the second motorist was also drunk, Stafford said. That
driver suffered a broken neck, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening, and his passenger was also expected to survive, Stafford said.
Both he and his passenger were taken to a hospital.
The original driver, 42 years old, was arrested for suspicion of hit and run and felony drunken driving. The man he hit will also face drunken driving charges, Stafford said.

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