Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI after driving car on trolley tracks

Posted at 8:30 AM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 12:06:26-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A woman was arrested Monday night after she was seen driving her car down trolley tracks near a Morena-area trolley station.

San Diego police said they received reports at about 11 p.m. of a car driving nearly a half-mile down the tracks at speeds of up to 30 mph near the Morena/Linda Vista station in the 5100 block of Linda Vista Road.

The car got stuck on the tracks on the trolley bridge over the San Diego River, and officers were able to safely escort the driver and two little dogs from out of the vehicle.

Officers administered field sobriety tests and arrested the woman on suspicion of DUI.

Police believe the woman used the trolley tracks as a detour because nearby westbound Friars Road is closed for construction.