Truck slams into row of parked cars in Clairemont

Posted at 6:42 AM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 15:27:34-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A driver was arrested early Thursday morning after police say he plowed his pickup truck into eight parked cars on a Clairemont street.

San Diego police say the incident was reported shortly before 5 a.m. in the 3200 block of Cowley Way, near Calle Neil.

Some residents told 10News they woke up to a screeching sound and then heard multiple crashes. One neighbor likened the crash sounds to gunfire.

"I heard the screech, said resident Pamala Dollarhyde, "And then boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom... boom, boom!"

When it was all said and done, eight cars were badly damaged, with at least six of them appearing to be completely totaled.

Grey Fraser's new sedan was among the vehicles victimized.

"All the broken glass everywhere," said Fraser. "I was barefoot. I couldn't even get up to my car at first because I was barefoot."

Maggie Campbell, a Navy veteran who is running for the 78th Assembly District, found her car totaled. While not exactly a campaign promise, she declared, "I tell you one thing. I won't park on this street ever again."

The unidentified driver remained at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of DUI after undergoing a field sobriety test.

According to a witness, the driver allegedly said he was texting just before the crash.

No injuries were reported in the incident.