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Police Officer Narrowly Avoids Being Struck By Drunk Driver in Carlsbad

A local police officer was nearly hit by a drunk driver in Carlsbad recently, according to San Diego news outlet KGTV. The woman was eventually taken into custody on suspicion that she intended to hit the officer.

A Border Patrol agent found the driver sitting in her vehicle on the median near Carlsbad Boulevard and Ponto Drive. He contacted local police, who arrived to discover the driver had locked herself in her car. Instead of following the officers’ directions to get out of her car, she began to drive away, pointing her vehicle directly at one of the police officers. The officer had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit by the car.

Other officers followed the driver on a high-speed chase that eventually ended near Leucadia Boulevard and North Coast Highway. According to police, the driver stopped because she ran out of gas. Police removed her from her vehicle and took her first to a local hospital for minor injuries, then to jail.

Drunk drivers are among the most dangerous hazards on the road. Their inability to make clear decisions, operate a motor vehicle safely, or avoid sudden dangers means that drunk drivers are involved in a disproportionate number of California motor vehicle accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please contact an experienced San Diego car crash lawyer to discuss your rights and options. Attorney Steven A. Elia has experience dealing with negligent persons and their insurance companies. He will ensure your rights are protected while fighting to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions. Call 619-444-2244 today to schedule a free consultation.

Steven Elia

Steven Elia

Mr. Elia has extensive litigation experience having appeared at more than 1,000 civil hearings including jury and bench trials, over 500 depositions, and hundreds of mediations. Some of his cases have made national headlines. He specializes in personal injury, business law and civil litigation in and around San Diego.