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February 23, 2024

Authorities Identify The Suspected DUI Driver In The Crash Of The California Christmas Parade

Authorities Identify The Suspected DUI Driver In The Crash Of The California Christmas Parade

The suspected DUI motorist who struck three persons on Thursday night before the city’s Christmas parade has been recognised by the Bakersfield Police Department.

Authorities Identify The Suspected DUI Driver In The Crash Of The California Christmas Parade

Before the town’s Christmas parade, Alan Booth, 72, drove into a throng and struck three individuals, according to police and Fox News Digital.

After striking the three guys and backing up across 21st Street until he stopped close to the downtown Bakersfield Fire Station on H Street, officials said that Booth had backed up northbound into an alley at a high rate of speed.

According to investigators, Booth was detained on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, a felony. Police were purportedly seen handcuffing and escorting a man away from the incident in a video captured by a bystander in the crowd.

The hospital reported that the three male victims, ages 21, 42, and 77, were in stable condition.

Investigations into the crash are still ongoing.

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