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Driver on drugs hits, injures pedestrian in San Luis Obispo, police say

Posted at 12:22 PM, Nov 09, 2018

A San Luis Obispo man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after police say he hit a woman with his vehicle near downtown San Luis Obispo early Friday morning, leaving her unconscious.

San Luis Obispo police say they were called to the scene at Monterey Street and Johnson Avenue shortly before 7 a.m. and found a 26-year-old woman from San Luis Obispo unconscious and unresponsive in the intersection next to a vehicle.

Police say the driver, identified as Christopher Boyle, 53, was arrested on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and driving while under the influence of drugs. Jail logs showed him in custody Friday afternoon with bail set at $100,000.

Christopher Boyle

 

The victim’s family has identified her as Lilianne Tang, according to a gofundme page created Friday.

The page says Tang was hit while trying to cross the street and was airlifted to a hospital out of the area due to the extent of her injuries.

Cal Poly says Tang is a social justice coordinator for the university’s Cross Cultural Centers.

Police say they believe there were several witnesses to the collision. Anyone with information that may help authorities with their investigation is asked to call Officer McCornack at (805) 594-7757. Tips can also be made to Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.