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Published on April 02, 2024
San Francisco Man Arrested for DUI Following Solo Crash in PacificaSource: Pacifica Police Department

A San Francisco man has been collared for drunken driving after a solo crash in Pacifica, police said. Ismail Alkan, 28, was arrested early Saturday after officers found him behind the wheel in the aftermath of a parking lot blunder that sent his vehicle off-road near 5200 Cabrillo Highway around 12:38 A.M., according to the Pacifica Police Department's Facebook page.

Alkan tried to park his ride when it took an unintended detour off the paved confines of the lot. The driver showed clear signs of having too much booze before taking the wheel, cops said. An ensuing DUI investigation, complete with Field Sobriety Tests, confirmed the suspicions of the officers on the scene. It wasn't immediately clear if anyone else was involved in a mishap, but the focus turned swiftly to Alkan's impaired state.

The San Francisco resident was subsequently taken into custody for driving under the influence—with charges including 23152(A) CVC-DUI (Alcohol) and 23152(B) CVC-DUI Alcohol/>0.08 Percent. After arrest, Alkan was hauled to a local sobering facility and later released with a criminal citation in hand.

Pacifica's finest are asking for the public's help with any information on the incident. Those with insights should call the Pacifica Police Department at 650-738-7314 or the Silent Witness Tip Line at 650-359-4444. The cases to reference are 24-794 and 24-795. "Please help keep our roads safe; call 9-1-1 to report suspected impaired drivers," the department urged in their release.