Apparent drunk driver hospitalized after running red light in Northeast Bakersfield, police say

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield police are investigating a collision that hospitalized a possible DUI driver Thursday night in Northeast Bakersfield.

Bakersfield police Sgt. Kenneth Sporer said an officer was sitting at the intersection of Mount Vernon and Columbus Street when the collision involving a pickup truck and a minivan happened at around 9:20 p.m.

Officials said the man driving the pickup truck, appeared to have been intoxicated, ran a red light heading northbound on Mount Vernon Avenue and collided with the minivan with two people inside.

The pickup truck driver was hospitalized with injuries described as “moderate.” The injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

A man and a woman in the minivan were treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Police were evaluating the pickup truck driver for DUI.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield police at 327-7111.

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