Passenger hurt when suspected drunk driver careens car off I-15

ESCONDIDO, Calif. – A man was critically injured when the car he was riding in careened off Interstate 15 early Wednesday morning.

The vehicle crashed through a fence around 2:30 a.m., rolled several times and took out a couple trees near BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse at Westfield North County Mall.

Several bottles of alcohol and a marijuana pipe were found near the crash scene, according to police.

The female driver had minor injuries. She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The passenger is at the hospital with critical injuries.