Linda Vista crowd helps detain DUI suspect accused of causing multi-vehicle crash

Posted at 5:35 PM, Oct 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-01 20:35:33-04

LINDA VISTA (CNS) - A suspected drunken driver caused a multi-vehicle crash Saturday night, was detained by a crowd of bystanders, and then arrested, police said Sunday.

The crash was shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday at Drescher at Kelly streets, according to the San Diego Police Department.

Multiple witnesses prevented the driver from leaving the scene, police said, before officers could arrest him on suspicion of drunken driving.

Two passengers had to be taken to a nearby hospital, police said. It was unclear whether they were passengers in the suspect's vehicle or in other vehicles, police said.

A power pole's support cable was hit in the crash, and more than 500 customers were without power in the area Saturday night, according to Elizabeth Beaver of San Diego Gas and Electric.

SDGE was able to restore power to most of those customers by about midnight, but about 150 customers were still without power in the moring hours today, Beaver said.

Power was restored to all customers by noon today.