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Drunk Driving Suspect Lucky To Be Alive After Horrific Crash

SAN DIEGO – The driver involved in a dangerous crash that took place Wednesday has been identified as 21-year-old Susy Galvan.

According to police reports, the incident took place on a freeway transition near Montgomery Field and Galvan is facing a drunken driving charge. She had her car impaled by over 20 feet of a guardrail in the incident.

The incident took place at around 6 am when the vehicle was travelling on the connector ramp from the I-805 south to State Route 163 south. Galvan lost control of the vehicle on the ramp and drove into a guardrail which speared the entirity of her vehicle, pierced through the car and exited out the rear window.

A blow torch was used by Caltrans crews to detach the guardrail from the vehicle.

Luckily, Galvan only suffered minor injuries in the incident and was taken to a hospital for shoulder pain. She was arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked into the Las Colinas Women’s Detention Facility on drunken driving charges.

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Aaron Bortel is a Lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s been a Criminal Defense attorney for over 25 years whose practice is dedicated exclusively to DUI law. He has offices in Marin County and San Francisco and defends his clients in all Bay Area Courts and at DMV.