CARLSBAD (CNS) - A young man was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk and fleeing the scene after he struck a pedestrian in Carlsbad early Tuesday, police said.
Alexander Nootens, 22, drove off after striking a woman in the 2700 block of State Street about 1:50 a.m., according to Carlsbad police.
A witness to the accident led officers to the area of Lake Boulevard and Cannon Road in Oceanside, where Nootens was pulled over shortly after 2 a.m. and arrested without incident, police said in a statement.
Nootens was arrested on suspicion of hit and run with injury, and driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, police said. He was booked into the Vista jail.
The extent of the woman's injury was unclear, though police said she was sitting up when officers arrived on the scene.
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