California Highway Patrol. Photo by Chris Stone

A 20-year-old pedestrian was badly hurt Friday when a car driven by a DUI suspect struck him in a neighborhood near the intersection of state Route 125 and Jamacha Boulevard.

The northbound 2020 Ford Fiesta drifted off the roadway in the 1000 block of Gillespie Drive in Spring Valley and hit the man as he was walking toward a road construction site to deliver some equipment shortly before 9:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Paramedics took the man to Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries, CHP public affairs Officer Jeff Christy said.

The motorist, 56-year-old Dana Marie Gobble of Spring Valley, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, Christy said.

— City News Service

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