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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Possibly Drunk Dude Drives Head-On Into Cable Car

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Only fun if you aren't hit by a drunk dude
  • Only fun if you aren't hit by a drunk dude

Tourists aboard a cable car got a not-so-welcoming surprise from San Francisco.

A man who might have been drinking too much allegedly rammed into a cable car in Union Square last night, injuring the car operator.

At about 9:20 p.m., a 62-year-old man driving a blue SUV slammed into a cable car at the intersection of Powell Street and Geary Boulevard. Witnesses detained the driver until police arrived, said Officer Gordon Shyy.

The driver -- who has not been identified -- was arrested on suspicion of DUI. The cable car operator was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and treated for minor injuries to his neck and shoulders.

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