Brandon Michael Arrested after Pedestrian Accident on Grossmont Center Drive [La Mesa, CA]
Brandon Michael Identified as DUI Driver Involved in La Mesa Pedestrian Accident
LA MESA, CA (January 7, 2020) – Authorities identified 41-year-old Brandon Michael as the DUI driver arrested after a pedestrian accident in La Mesa, Tuesday evening.
According to the La Mesa Police Department, the incident happened at about 6:15 PM. A man attempted to cross eastbound on Grossmont Center Drive within a marked crosswalk. However, he did not have the right-of-way when he started crossing against a “do not walk” signal.
At the same time, a 2004 Nissan SUV ran a red light on Center Drive and turned right onto Grossmont Center Drive. There, the vehicle struck the pedestrian.
Emergency responders rushed the pedestrian, described as a man in his 50s, to a local hospital. The victim sustained serious injuries, including a fractured lower right leg and a fractured hip.
Meanwhile, authorities arrested Michael on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs causing serious bodily injury. He was booked into San Diego Central Jail and was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail pending arraignment.
Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
Do not attempt to drive when under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Instead, reach out to a family member or a friend to come pick you up. By following the rules of the road, you can help avoid accidents.
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