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Suspected drunk driver flees scene only to fall into ditch


By Lindsay Hood

A suspected drunk driver is in the hospital Monday morning, after she hit two parked cars in Lakeside and tried to run away only to fall into a storm drain.

It happened just after 1 a.m. in the 9200 block of Los Coches Rd.
Witnesses say they heard a large bang and when they went outside, they noticed two cars had been hit by a passing car. Then neighbors noticed the driver of the car in a storm drain 25 feet below the street, accodring to CHP Sergeant Eric Nicholas.
When officers arrived the woman, had serious injuries but they weren't able to reach her, Nicholas said. Once firefighters arrived they were able to find a nearby gate that gave them access to the culvert.
The woman was transported to Sharp Memorial hospital with several broken bones and ahead injury, Nicholas said. She faces several charges.
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