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Wrong-way driver arrested for plowing into cyclists on Fiesta Island

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8/CNS) - The wrong way driver who crashed into a group of bicyclists on Fiesta Island has been arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs.

The crash happened on Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. that left one rider with broken bones and internal injuries and seven others less severely hurt.

Police identified the woman as Theresa Lynn Owens, 49, as the driver of the Geo Prism that plowed through the group of 20 riders in the 1000 block of Fiesta Island Road. Police say she was also injured.

Jail records show Owens is being held on $100,000 bail and faces while driving under the influence of drugs and causing bodily injury, under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

Court records show Owens has been charged with several felonies. It didn't list if she was convicted of any of those charges.


Of the eight riders who were injured, one suffered broken ribs, a fractured vertebrae and internal injuries, Delimitros said. The other seven riders sustained minor to moderate injuries, he said.


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