Allegedly Drunk Scooter Driver In Critical Condition

NBC Los Angeles reports on a scooter rider that was seriously injured in a vehicular accident in the Point Loma area allegedly caused by operating the scooter under the influence. 

The incident occurred, according to spokespeople from the San Diego Police Department, around 10:40 on Sunday night in the vicinity of the intersection of Byron and Rosecrans Streets in San Diego. A 36-year-old man was riding a scooter of indeterminate type down the 3000 block of Byron Street when he ignored a red light to cross an intersection. A 20-year-old woman behind the wheel of a Volvo SUV was southbound on Rosecrans Street and was making a lawful crossing of the intersection with a green light when the scooter driver crossed in front of her vehicle, leading to a collision. 

The scooter-riding man suffered injuries that were reportedly life-threatening, including multiple facial fractures and bleeding in his brain, according to the San Diego Police Department. Toxicology analysis showed that the woman was not impaired but that the man had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 30% or higher, over three times the California legal limit. 

The investigation is currently in progress. Eyewitnesses or those with relevant information should contact the Western Division of SDPD at (619) 692-4800. Anonymous tips can be made by contacting Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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