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Out-of-control driver leaves path of destruction in University City

Posted at 5:41 AM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 11:08:08-04
SAN DIEGO – The suspected driver of a car that plowed through several front yards in University City early Friday morning was arrested after fleeing the scene.
 
At around 2 a.m., a driver went through several front yards in the 6000 block of Lipmann Street. According to San Diego police, the car was going downhill on a curve when it went off the side of the road and drove through several yards, crashing through retaining walls and destroying lawns and bushes in the process. Two cars in a driveway were damaged. 
 
Neighbors told 10News they heard a loud bang and came outside to find large amounts of debris, including bricks and rocks. Fortunately, the car did not hit any of their homes.   
 
“We got up, my wife went out first and we saw all the damage and debris in our front yard," a man told 10News. 
 
According to neighbors, the driver abandoned his car and ran from the scene. Some of them tried to hold him while waiting for police to arrive, but he escaped. Sometime before 5 a.m. the suspect was arrested. 
 
The man’s name and the charges he faces were not confirmed. Police did not disclose if he was believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.