4 injured after 2 alleged drunk drivers collide

SAN DIEGO — A series of crashes in North Park left four people injured, and two drivers facing drunken driving charges, police said Monday.

Around 11:40 p.m. Sunday, a 42-year-old suspected drunken driver struck two parked cars in a parking lot near Park Boulevard and University Avenue, according to San Diego police Officer David Stafford.

As he was then attempting to drive away, he ran a red light at Park Boulevard and University Avenue and struck a moving vehicle, the officer said.

Ironically, the second motorist was also drunk, Stafford said. That driver suffered a broken neck, but his injuries were not considered life- threatening, and his passenger was also expected to survive, Stafford said.

Both he and his passenger were taken to a hospital.

The original driver, 42 years old, was arrested for suspicion of hit and run and felony drunken driving. The man he hit will also face drunken driving charges, Stafford said.