The San Francisco Police Department says that a 40 year old man from Sebastapol, California, in Sonoma County, drove his SUV into the the San Francisco Municipal Railway underground tunnel on Church Street around 6 O’Clock in the morning on Thursday. The man was arrested a short time later for suspicion of driving under the influence, driving on train tracks and he was cited for disobeying a traffic sign.
The San Francisco MUNI subway system was closed for over two hours due to the suspected drunk driver as he made his way eastward almost into the Van Ness Avenue station. No one was injured in the traffic related incident and the DUI driver is expected to by released on a citation and promise to appear in the San Francisco Superior Court, Hall of Justice.
Some MUNI railway tracks were damaged and the driver will have to pay restitution for the repairs if he is convicted of a DUI.