Police arrested a suspected drunk driver in connection with a crash that seriously hurt two people riding a motorcycle Friday night, an officer said Saturday.
A call came in at 9:45 p.m. Friday reporting that a car had struck a motorcycle on State Street north of Grand Avenue, Carlsbad Police Cpl. Jon Boyce said.
Officers arrived at the crash scene and found a 28-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman lying in the roadway with injuries that were described as serious, Boyce said. Both were taken to a trauma hospital.
Investigators believe the driver of a white Mercedes attempted a left turn from the driveway of a nearby COASTER station and T-boned the motorcycle, ejecting both the biker and the passenger, Boyce said.
The 67-year-old Mercedes driver was evaluated and taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving.
Police also believe the motorcyclist may have been under the influence, Boyce said. The crash remained under investigation.
–City News Service
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