A suspected drunken driver was involved in a rollover crash on San Francisco’s Embarcadero early this morning, a police spokesman said.

Officers responded around 5 AM to a report of a hit-and-run at Polk Street and Broadway, where what the Chron says was a Nissan SUV had had hit numerous parked cars, police spokesman Sgt. Daryl Fong said.

“Reportedly, the suspect vehicle had struck several vehicles,” Fong told KCBS. “There were no reported injuries in those incidents.”

At about 5:15 AM, the vehicle then struck a pole and overturned at The Embarcadero and Green Street, Fong said.

The driver, who is suspected of driving under the influence, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in the crash. He is expected to survive, Fong said.

Fong said the man is in his early 30s but that police are not yet releasing his name.

The crash briefly blocked a stretch of The Embarcadero and the light-rail tracks on San Francisco Municipal Railway’s F-Market & Wharves line, police said.

Dan McMenamin of Bay City News contributed significantly to this report

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