SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 23-year-old man crashed his 1999 BMW into a light pole and tree in Mission Bay Park early Thursday, seriously injuring his female passenger, and then falsely claimed a carjacker was responsible, police said.
The crash at Sea World and West Mission Bay Drives occurred shortly after midnight, according to San Diego police Officer David Stafford.
After the crash, the man crawled over the seriously injured passenger, who is in her early 20s, and walked to his house to call police, Stafford said.
He told officers he was carjacked and that the woman was kidnapped because she was in the car during the carjacking, Stafford said, adding that further investigation revealed the man was lying.
The woman was taken to a local trauma center with serious but not life-threatening leg injuries and the man was taken to a local trauma center for facial injuries, Stafford said.
The man will be charged with felony driving under the influence, felony hit and run, and making a false police report, according to Stafford.
Adam Shacknai is on the stand Monday morning, as testimony continues in the wrongful death lawsuit of Rebecca Zahau.
The San Diego Police Department has launched an internal investigation into a program intended to reward officers for making drug arrests.
Since the shooting massacre last month at a Florida high school, at least 19 threats have been made against San Diego-area schools, and the San Diego County District Attorney's office has charged nine juveniles in connection with those threats and menacing messages.
Two people died early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase ended in a head-on crash in North County.
A warming trend that began Sunday in most of San Diego County will continue Monday with dry and warmer weather expected to continue until the middle of this week.
Police were involved a pursuit late Saturday that ended with a deadly officer-involved shooting in Escondido.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
A man threw rocks at vehicles on Interstate 5 near Imperial Beach Sunday, and threatened police with a pickaxe as he ran into a riverbed.
San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job.