California: woman charged with DUI after mowing down 11 of 100 bicyclists out on ‘midnight ride’

LOS ANGELES – A driver plowed into a group of bicyclists on a midnight ride Thursday in a suspected drunken driving crash that injured 11 riders, at least one critically, police said.
A group of about 100 cyclists were on a ride about 8 miles south of downtown Los Angeles when they were struck by a Honda Civic shortly before 2 a.m.
Some bicyclists told KTTV a woman driving the car appeared to be using a cell phone before the crash. They said she slowed down then sped up and slammed into the group, sending some riders flying into the air and dragging at least one under her car.
Some witnesses said the car didn’t stop as it mowed down a row of riders. Television reports showed the car’s smashed front end and shattered windshield.
Christine Elizabeth Dahab, 27, of Los Angeles was booked for investigation of driving under the influence and remained jailed on $15,000 bail, according to a Sheriff’s Department website.  ….MORE

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