SF Driver Arrested On DUI After Bicyclist Struck - NBC Bay Area

SF Driver Arrested On DUI After Bicyclist Struck

The driver has been charged with DUI three times before



    The California Highway Patrol arrested Cerena Barros on charges of driving under the influence after they say she struck a bicyclist, who has since been released from the hospital. This is not Barros' first DUI. Bob Redell reports. (Published Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012)

    An early Thursday morning pursuit of an alleged drunk driver throughout San Francisco  ended with a bicyclist in the hospital. 

    According to the California Highway Patrol, one of their officers began chasing Cerena Barros around 2 a.m. after she tried to drive up the Bay Bridge on the 4th Street on-ramp, which was closed at the time. 

    She allegedly led the officer on a pursuit onto U.S. Highway 101, and then onto city streets.  At 15th and Natoma streets, officers said she hit a parked car, which rolled onto the cyclist.  He was treated and released at San Francisco General Hospital. 

    CHP officers said she finally stopped when her car ran into another parked car and signal box at 17th Street and South Van Ness Avenue.

    The 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.  She also faces a charge of felony hit and run and an enhancement on the DUI charge since she has been charged with DUI three times before.