Brian Campbell, 50, will spend the next couple of years in prison for a July 12 hit-and-run accident in Carlsbad, at which time authorities said he had a blood alcohol level nearly two times the state’s legal limit of .08.
Campbell pleaded guilty July 27 to one felony count each of injury DUI and hit-and-run. Additionally, Campbell admitted an allegation that he has had two or more driving-under-the influence convictions within the past ten years.
Carlsbad police arrested Campbell, who was trapped in his car, after he'd driven it over an embankment into a driveway leading to an RV storage facility, Sgt. Paul Mendes stated in a press release. Campbell had been trying to elude police.
Before his arrest, Campbell struck a pedestrian at the corner of Maple Avenue and Carlsbad Boulevard. The victim, Megan Smith, was treated at the scene for her injuries and released. Campbell’s injuries were treated at Tri City Hospital.
This is Campbell’s fourth DUI conviction in the past six years. He pleaded guilty last July to one count each of misdemeanor DUI and hit-and-run outside of San Diego County, according to court documents. As part of his plea, the charges were reduced to misdemeanors. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail.
Additionally, he has two misdemeanor convictions for driving under the influence dating back to 2003 in Madera and San Bernardino Counties, court records state.
When Campbell is sentenced August 28, he will receive two years and eight months in prison, in accordance with his plea agreement.