Drunk Driver Crashed Into Party Doll Bar And Sped Away Before Hitting Parked BMW With Family Inside
HIGHLAND, CALIFORNIA (March 20, 2019) – A 19-year-old man has been arrested after driving into a bar and a parked BMW by the intersection of East Baseline Street and Alamo Street.
Highland police are saying that the accident happened shortly after midnight. The suspect drove completely into a bar and then crashed into a parked BMW.
A family was in the BMW at the time it was hit. Their car was then pushed into a pole. Authorities were eventually able to arrest the 19-year-old man driving the Nissan pickup truck.
There were around 15-20 people inside the Party Doll Bar when the accident happened. An investigation into the incident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In DUI Accidents
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