A young man was hospitalized after he rolled his Dodge pickup truck late Monday night in Rancho Penasquitos and struck a power pole.
According to a witness, the crash occurred on the Poway Road on-ramp to northbound Interstate 15 before 11:30 p.m. The driver lost control, hit the pole and rolled.
He crawled out of the truck on his own.
"He gave me a hug and told me 'thank you' and he said he was going to get in trouble now for drinking," witness Julie Hopkins said. "He said he was going to be toast because this isn't his first
Police suspect the man, who was not named, was under the influence of alcohol. No other vehicles were involved.