SAN FRANCISCO -- A woman arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, fleeing police and injuring a bicyclist in San Francisco early Thursday morning has at least three DUI convictions in the last 10 years, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Cerena Barros, 23, was spotted by a CHP officer assigned to a construction project on the Fourth Street on-ramp to westbound Interstate 80, according to the CHP. About 1:55 a.m., Barros drove a 2004 Jeep Cherokee through traffic cones meant to block access to the onramp and proceeded onto the freeway.
There were construction workers at the site but none were injured, the CHP said.
The CHP officer followed Barros and tried to pull her over, but she proceeded onto northbound Highway 101, exiting toward Van Ness Avenue and Mission Street. She continued driving on city streets, hitting a parked car at 15th and Natoma and pushing it into a bicyclist nearby, the CHP said.
The bicyclist suffered injuries to his arm and leg. He was taken to a hospital, treated and released.
At the intersection of 17th and Mission streets, she struck another parked car and a control box for the traffic light. "That basically stopped the (suspect's) car," said CHP Officer Michael Ferguson.
Barros showed signs of intoxication and was driving on a suspended license, the CHP said. She was arrested and booked into San Francisco County Jail on eight charges, including suspicion of driving under
Bay City News Service contributed to this report.