Redwood City Man Arrested on Suspicion of DUI, Hit-and-Run

A Redwood City man was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and DUI after striking a pedestrian in San Francisco on Sunday evening, a police spokesman said today.

Luis Ayala, 29, was arrested following the collision, which was reported at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday near Valencia Street and Duboce Avenue, San Francisco police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

The pedestrian, a 26-year-old man, was walking outside of a crosswalk when he was hit by Ayala’s car, Esparza said.

Ayala allegedly continued driving toward Market Street with the victim on the car, according to Esparza. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and is expected to survive, the officer said.

Ayala was stopped at Market Street and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, hit-and-run causing injury and driving with an expired license, Esparza said.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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