Suspected DUI driver crashed car into Golden Gate Bridge walkway, left it

SAN FRANCISCO — A man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after authorities say he drove his car into the pedestrian walkway on the Golden Gate Bridge and got it struck there.

Bridge spokeswoman Priya David Clemens told KTVU that the crash at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday wasn’t directly related to the heavy rain in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The bridge walkway was empty when the wreck occurred. The motorist suffered minor injuries, but no one else was hurt.

Authorities say the driver was speeding when his Ford Mustang crashed through concrete and steel barriers separating the pedestrian walkway and bike path from the traffic lanes. They say the car traveled 400 yards onto the walkway before becoming wedged between the barriers.

Authorities say a crane might have to be used to remove the car.

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