Combative Uber driver crashes into empty tour bus

Posted: Mar 03, 2016 8:58 AM CSTUpdated: Mar 03, 2016 8:58 AM CSTVideo Report By Dominic Garcia, Reporter


SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - They're the people you normally trust to give you a lift, but an Uber driver found himself in trouble over what's being described as an "out of control" incident downtown.

That driver is accused of being drunk, running a red light, then slamming into a tour bus and he wasn't arrested quietly.

CBS News 8 was there to capture it all on camera.

Reports of the accident came in just before midnight. Police say a male driver driving a Nissan Ultima was heading southbound on Sixth Avenue when he allegedly ran a red light at F Street and hit the rear end of a party bus.

Luckily, the bus was empty, other than the driver. The Uber driver's car was totaled and caused a fire to erupt. Firefighters were able to put the fire out quickly.

Police say the driver was heavily intoxicated and resisted arrest when they tried to take him into custody. They needed to use maximum restraints, they even needed to put a spit guard on him as he was being transported to the hospital.

It's unclear who the man is, but currently he's facing charges of misdemeanor, DUI and felony resisting arrest.