A senior citizen who allegedly drove drunk and caused a three-car crash in unincorporated San Diego near Lake Hodges remains hospitalized Wednesday and will be booked on DUI and possibly other charges once his condition permits, a highway patrol officer said.
The collision occurred about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on Del Dios Highway just west of Elm Lane, California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt said.
William Scott David, 74, of San Diego was eastbound in a 2017 Honda Civic that collided with a 2015 Honda Civic driven by a 30-year-old Upland man, then crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with an oncoming 2010 Toyota Prius driven by a 33-year-old Wildomar man, Bettencourt said.
David was taken to Palomar Medical Center with major injuries, including several fractures, that were not believed to be life-threatening, the officer said.
“We’re sitting on him at Palomar, and when he’s released he’ll be booked into the Vista Detention Center … on suspicion of felony driving under the influence,” Bettencourt said.
The Prius driver was taken to Scripps La Jolla after complaining of back pain, while his passenger, a 29-year-old woman, declined medical attention for “bumps and bruises,” Bettencourt said.
—City News Service
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