SAN DIEGO – A young woman who was driving home after attending Mardi Gras festivities in Hillcrest Tuesday night ran a red light and crashed into a police patrol car, authorities said.
The crash happened at about 11 p.m. on Sports Arena Boulevard at Midway Drive. Investigators said the 24-year-old driver said she had been celebrating Mardi Gras and was heading home. Police said she failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The officer in the damaged patrol car was treated at the scene for minor injuries.