Drunk Driving

1 dead, 1 arrested in suspected DUI collision on Encinitas freeway

1 dead, 1 arrested in suspected DUI collision on Encinitas freeway

A 72-year-old Florida man died after his car was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver on Interstate 5 in Encinitas early Friday, March 8, the California Highway Patrol said.

The Florida man had stopped his Hyundai Elantra on the right shoulder of northbound lanes at Manchester Avenue.

A pickup driver slammed into the back of the silver sedan about 1:15 a.m., CHP Officer Mark Latulippe said.

Both vehicles sustained major damage.

CHP officers arrested the Nissan Frontier pickup driver, a 42-year-old Oceanside man, on suspicion of drunken driving. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Two other motorists told a San Diego News Video reporter that they...

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