Archive for Hit and Run

Pedestrians injured in drunk driving hit-and-run

December 13, 2012 No Comments

A man is seriously injured after being hit by a drunk driver in Pacific Beach overnight. A man and woman were walking in the crosswalk when they were hit by a car just after midnight. The man slammed into the windshield and suffered a major head injury. The woman was also hit, but not seriously […]

Hit and Run, Injuries and Deaths, Serious Injuries

Man jailed after ramming police car in Pacific Beach

October 30, 2012 No Comments

A man landed in jail Sunday hours after San Diego police say he beat and choked his girlfriend in a jealous rage, rammed her car into a patrol car in Pacific Beach and drove off. Police tracked down and arrested Tommy Madriaga, 34, in a Pacific Beach motel about 6 p.m., police Officer David Stafford […]

Assault, Hit and Run, House Parties

Woman Injured In Hit-And-Run In Pacific Beach

July 13, 2012 No Comments

Woman Was Crossing Street At Grand Avenue, Cass Street PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. — A woman was rushed to the hospital early Friday morning after being hit by a car in Pacific Beach. The woman was crossing the street around 2 a.m. at Grand Avenue and Cass Street when she was hit by a car with […]

Hit and Run, Injuries and Deaths
Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver In PB Crash

Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver In PB Crash

May 1, 2012 No Comments

SAN DIEGO — Police on Tuesday are searching for a hit-and-run driver who hit at least two vehicles in Pacific Beach. The incident occurred at about 8 p.m. in the 2500 block of Pico Place. According to police, a truck crashed into a car parked on the street. A neighbor heard the noise and came […]

Man Seriously Hurt In Pacific Beach Hit-And-Run

January 22, 2012 No Comments

Man Had Just Got Out Of Taxi, Hit By Toyota Yaris, Police Say SAN DIEGO — A 28-year-old man was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in Pacific Beach early Friday, police said. The man was struck while crossing Grand Avenue near Lamont Street just before 1:30 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer David […]

Hit and Run, Injuries and Deaths, Taxi Cabs

Man sought in Pacific Beach hit-and-run

September 9, 2011 No Comments

Update: See ‘Driver Ordered to Pay Friend’s Medical Costs‘ – the final sentence for this DUI driver. SAN DIEGO — San Diego County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of Oscar Solis Jr., 24, a suspect in a hit-and-run injury accident in February in Pacific […]

Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run
Hit and Run Driver hits Pedestrian at Cass St. and Grand Ave. this morning

Hit and Run Driver hits Pedestrian at Cass St. and Grand Ave. this morning

August 28, 2010 No Comments

About 12 a.m. this morning a pedestrian was injured by a hit-and-run driver. The pedestrian was crossing the west side of Cass St. at Garnet Ave., and was struck near the time he reached the north travel lane. The victim was taken to the hospital while police investigators spent several hours at the scene collecting […]

Skateboarder Breaks Leg In Hit-And-Run Crash

May 31, 2010 No Comments

Incident Happened In Pacific Beach; Driver Sought SAN DIEGO — A skateboarder was recovering Monday from the injuries he suffered after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. The accident occurred about 3 a.m. Sunday, at the intersection of Olney Street and Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach, said San Diego police Sgt. R. Hastings. The 22-year-old […]

Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run

DUI Suspect Who Hit Three People Enters Plea

February 2, 2010 No Comments

SAN DIEGO – A motorist who drove his SUV into a parked car, then pulled onto a sidewalk and pinned three people against a wall, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to DUI and hit-and-run charges. Jon Arly Winchester, 26, was ordered held on $103,600 bail. Deputy District Attorney David Uyar told Judge Francis Devaney that Winchester […]

Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run

DA: Cops Warned He Would ‘Kill Someone’

October 5, 2009 No Comments

Trial began Monday for a man accused of driving drunk and fatally striking a woman in a Pacific Beach crosswalk. Only prosecutors gave an opening statement at the trial of Alan Mabrey, 46, who investigators believe is responsible for the death of Emily Dowdy, 24. Dowdy was walking on Mission Boulevard at Reed Avenue in […]

Assault, Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run

Local Doctor Has Seen Enough Drunk Driving Deaths

February 13, 2009 No Comments

Last Update: 2/13/2009 7:29 a Reported by Kristine Frazao Dr. Fred Simon was on duty Saturday night, when 24-year-old Emily Dowdy was rushed in to the hospital after being struck and killed by a drunk driver while crossing the street. While her case was one of the severe ones he sees, he said alcohol is […]

Assault, Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run

Man pleads not guilty to murder in P.B. fatal hit-run

February 11, 2009 No Comments

By Dana Littlefield, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 5:26 p.m. SAN DIEGO – A 45-year-old man accused of drunken-driving and hitting a pedestrian in Pacific Beach, causing her death, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and other felony charges. Alan Mabrey is charged with killing Emily Cathleen Dowdy, 24, a shift supervisor […]

Assault, Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run

Hit-and-run victim beefs up reward to help catch driver

August 11, 2008 No Comments

PACIFIC BEACH — Leslie Nunez doesn’t remember the night a hit-and-run driver nearly killed her, but she still gets chills when she goes back to the Pacific Beach intersection where it happened. After multiple surgeries and a year of rehabilitation, Nunez, 28, of Rancho San Diego returned to make one last attempt to catch the […]

Crime and Safety, Hit and Run

Man run over in Pacific Beach alley

December 5, 2007 No Comments

A 30-year-old man was run over early Wednesday morning outside a Pacific Beach bar after a friend he was with got into an argument with a man, police said. After the two men exchanged words shortly after midnight near a bar on Garnet Avenue near Everts Street, the assailant got into his SUV and the […]

Drunk Drivers, Drunk in Public, Hit and Run

Two Women Sought In Pacific Beach Hit-And-Run

August 11, 2007 No Comments

August 11, 2007 10news.com SAN DIEGO — San Diego police Saturday sought two women in a dark- colored Nissan or Audi who struck and seriously injured two other women.The accident on Cass Street and Grand Avenue occurred about 9:40 Friday, said Sgt. Rich Nemetz. The suspect vehicle has custom wheels and tinted windows, he said. […]

Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run

UC driver pleads guilty in cab driver’s death

March 25, 2006 No Comments

On the third day of his preliminary hearing, Anthony Michael Valanos unexpectedly pleaded guilty on Aug. 30 to vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and faces 11 years in state prison for killing a taxicab driver in Pacific Beach. Valanos, 26, a loan officer who resides in University City, admitted the allegation of hit and run […]

Bars and Restaurants, Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run

San Diego Bicylist Injured

February 4, 2006 No Comments

2/4/06 Channel10.com Hit-And-Run Driver At Large In Pacific Beach SAN DIEGO — A hit-and-run driver was still at large Saturday after injuring a bicycle rider in Pacific Beach, police said. The accident near Garnet Avenue and Noyes Street was reported at 12:04 a.m., said San Diego police Sgt. Rich Nemetz. A blue pickup truck was […]

Commentary, Hit and Run

Advisory: Hot Prowl Burglary in PB (aka Man Standing in Sleeping Woman’s Bedroom)

The San Diego Police Department Sex Crimes Unit is currently investigating a hot prowl burglary that occurred near the...

Holiday Week Checkpoints

The Friday, July 5, DUI checkpoint was conducted in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street, and was operational from...

Alcohol Industry Playbook – Confidential

Here’s a handbook illustrating the strategies some bar and restaurant owners use to deflect attention away from their businesses....

Pacific Beach Shore Club Deck Expansion

I want to encourage good businesses in Pacific Beach but, feel like the lack of state and local oversight...

34 Arrested Across 2 DUI Checkpoints

The San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Probation Department conducted two DUI checkpoints Saturday night that...

Yet Another Police Officer Injured in Drunk Driver Crash

SAN DIEGO – A suspected drunken driver was arrested early Tuesday after he plowed through a stop sign and...

UPDATE: Bad (horrible) day in Pacific Beach – man seriously injured by alleged DUI driver dies

At 9:45 am in Pacific Beach at the busiest intersection in San Diego was nearly entirely closed down for...

5 injured in car accident in Pacific Beach this morning – Possible DUI

Five people are injured after a black Nissan Titan ran a red light in Pacific Beach at around 9:45...

Priest arrested on suspicion of DUI after driving car into building

Ed. Note: My intent is to not be publicly shaming anyone. I wouldn’t normally post this if the fact...

Current Situation and Proposal

This site illustrates problems in a neighborhood of alcohol outlets that are highly concentrated – Pacific Beach. For our...

San Diego police say an overnight DUI checkpoint in Pacific Beach nets 12 arrests

612 vehicles passed through checkpoint An overnight sobriety and driver license checkpoint in Pacific Beach netted 12 arrests for...

Car Crashes into PB Home

Mercedes rammed nearly halfway through the house A suspected drunk driver lost control and crashed into a home in...

DUI checkpoints planned over holiday weekend

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI and drivers license checkpoints at undisclosed locations within...

Pedestrians injured in drunk driving hit-and-run

A man is seriously injured after being hit by a drunk driver in Pacific Beach overnight. A man and...

Bullocks – PB’s Newest Billboard – ~1,100 Sq. Ft.?

Bullocks to this. It looks like the former Jack Daniels billboard, which took over about 1,100 sq. ft. of...

Man jailed after ramming police car in Pacific Beach

A man landed in jail Sunday hours after San Diego police say he beat and choked his girlfriend in...

Garnet Avenue DUI checkpoint nets (14) arrests

San Diego Police officers arrested 14 suspected drunken drivers and impounded 15 cars last night during a DUI Checkpoint...

SDPD Weekend DUI Checkpoints Net 34 Arrests (16 in PB), 37 Impounds

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Division conducted DUI checkpoints on Friday September 7, 2012, and on Saturday, September...

SDPD Labor Day Weekend DUI Checkpoints Net 28 DUI Arrests

The San Diego Police Department conducted three DUI checkpoints during the Labor Day Holiday weekend. The checkpoints were made...

Suspected drunk driver runs over friend

A suspected drunk driver is behind bars after hitting a woman while backing out of a parking space in...

16 Arrested at Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint

San Diego police in Pacific Beach arrested 16 people on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded 17 vehicles during...

Pacific Beach Checkpoint Nets 6 Arrests

Six people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at an overnight checkpoint...

Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint Nets 16 Arrests, 17 Vehicles Impounded

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego police arrested 16 drivers on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded 17 vehicles...

Woman Injured In Hit-And-Run In Pacific Beach

Woman Was Crossing Street At Grand Avenue, Cass Street PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. — A woman was rushed to the...

Suspected DUI crash shuts down Ingraham in PB

View more videos at: http://nbcsandiego.com. Source: NBCSanDiego.com View a slideshow from 10News San Diego. UT San Diego Report on...

Jack Daniels Gets in on the Action

One issue with all the alcohol problems we experience is we draw even more marketers of alcohol products. Just...

Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver In PB Crash

SAN DIEGO — Police on Tuesday are searching for a hit-and-run driver who hit at least two vehicles in...

(DUI Crash) Driver ordered to pay friend’s medical costs

Driver ordered to pay friend’s medical costs A judge ordered a drunken driver to pay more than $7,500 in...

San Diego police arrest 9 DUI suspects during St. Patty’s Day checkpoints

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego police officers arrested nine suspected drunken drivers at a downtown checkpoint and extra...

Suspected DUI driver runs over woman lying in Hillcrest alley

A suspected drunken driver allegedly ran over a 27-year-old woman who was lying in a Hillcrest alley early Saturday,...

Woman Found Unconscious In PB May Have Been (Sexually) Assaulted

22-Year-Old Found Drunk, Partially Nude In Alley A 22-year-old woman found drunk, unconscious and partially nude in a Pacific...

Coronado Residents Concerned Over Alcohol Permits – San Diego News Story – KGTV San Diego

Some longtime Coronado residents are concerned that their town could soon mimic the bar scene in Pacific Beach or...

PB Shore Club wins Expansion bid

The Pacific Beach Shore Club was approved by the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to expand their premises onto a...

Rally, walk targets Proliferation of alcohol permits in PB

Concerned citizens walk past Crystal Pier on Jan. 27 on their way up Garnet Avenue to get their message...

Judgment Finalized In Legal Battle Over Golden Hill MAD

The judgment is final. Now, a group of residents in Golden Hill and South Park — who have spent...

Charger sued in 2009 bottle incident

A man has filed a lawsuit against San Diego Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips alleging the player broke a Champagne...

Man Seriously Hurt In Pacific Beach Hit-And-Run

Man Had Just Got Out Of Taxi, Hit By Toyota Yaris, Police Say SAN DIEGO — A 28-year-old man...

Shots Reportedly Fired In Pacific Beach

Shots Reported Fired In 1800 Block Of Hornblend Street POSTED: 7:38 am PST January 19, 2012 SAN DIEGO —...

US ‘drunk driver’ swims off to escape arrest

This is an update of the story below. This story also made international news agencies also shown below. SAN...

Drunk in PB at 2AM? Cops in the Rear View Mirror? Ditch the Car, Disappear in the Ocean!

SAN DIEGO — Authorities searched for hours early Tuesday for a man suspected of drunken driving who ran away...

PB Resident Fights Bar’s Plans To Expand

See the video SAN DIEGO — A Pacific Beach resident told 10News on Tuesday he has proof that too...

3 Checkpoints Net 12 Drunken Driving Arrests

SAN DIEGO — Three checkpoints set up in Pacific Beach, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista overnight netted 12 suspected...

(DUI) Driver Crashes Into Fire Hydrant, Parked Car In PB (at 11am)

A suspected drunken driver was taken into custody Friday after crashing into a fire hydrant and a parked car...

Drunk man breaks into 81 Year Old PB woman’s home

An elderly woman in Pacific Beach woke up Friday morning to find a man in a Chargers jersey sleeping...

Pacific Beach Checkpoint Nets 12 Arrests

SAN DIEGO — San Diego police arrested a dozen people on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded nine vehicles...

Letter: San Diego’s Continuing Taxi Cab Scandal

This is a letter to the editor in response to the article by former Superior Court Judge Larry Sterling...

Another DUI Crash in PB

Early this morning an drunk driver crashed and most likely totaled a parked car on Grand Ave. at Mission...

Bike Police Catch 3 Armed Robbers in PB

Here’s a great story about police catching armed robbers utilizing their bicycle patrols. We’re trying to raise funds to...

KPBS Interview Community Leader, Businessman and ABC

This afternoon KPBS Radio featured a story on the PB Planning Group’s report on the alcohol licensing and CUP...

Officer Hurt After Car Crashes Into Police Car

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