Suspected drunk driver arrested after running red light, hitting pedestrian, fleeing scene

SAN DIEGO – A hit-and-run driver was arrested this morning after seriously injuring a pedestrian in Sherman Heights.

The car ran a red light before striking the 29-year-old pedestrian using a marked crosswalk at Imperial Avenue and 19th Street.

The crash was reported at 12:49 a.m. and involved a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass, SDPD Officer Robert Heims said.

The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening head injuries, Heims confirmed.

Officers later found the car in the 2200 block of Harrison Avenue, where they detained the male driver, Heims said. The suspect, identified as 44-year-old Onaje Davis, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and felony DUI, according to Heims.