A former Uber driver was recently arrested in California after he allegedly ran a red light and crashed into a party bus. Authorities claim that this individual was driving while impaired. The accused is facing charges for DUI and resisting arrest as a result.
According to news reports, just before midnight on March 2, an Uber driver is said to have run a red light near F Street and 6th and 7th Avenues in San Diego. As a result, his vehicle struck a party bus. The driver of the bus was injured and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. This individual's current condition is unknown. No one else was on board at the time of the crash.
Police claim that the Uber driver failed field sobriety testing. It has also been stated that this individual resisted police efforts during his arrest. After he was detained, he was transported to a hospital for the treatment of unspecified injuries. According to Uber, the accused was not working at the time of the crash. His driver-partner's access has since been terminated, and he is no longer an Uber driver.
This one accident was enough to change the course of this man's life. He has lost his means of supporting himself and is facing criminal charges that could affect him in various other ways. The accused does have the right to fight the DUI and other accusations in a California criminal court. With assistance, this man may be able to achieve the best outcome possible for his situation -- such as a case dismissal or alternative sentencing.
Source: NBC San Diego, "Uber Driver Arrested After Car, Party Bus Collide in Gaslamp Quarter", Liberty Zabala and R. Stickney, March 3, 2016