BPD identify alleged DUI driver who struck three men at Christmas Parade

Bakersfield Parade
Posted at 7:34 PM, Dec 07, 2023

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Bakersfield Police Department identified 72-year-old Alan Booth as the suspected drunk driver who struck three men at the Bakersfield Christmas Parade Thursday.

BPD said in a released the three victims, aged 21, 44, and 77, were taken to a hospital where they are in "stable" condition.

Booth was arrested on felony charges of driving under the influence.

Three people are recovering in the hospital after a truck drove through the parade route, according to the Bakersfield Fire Department.

Authorities said people were setting up to watch the parade, and somebody drove through the parade route and crashed into them. They were then allegedly thrown into the street.

Two of the victims were critically hurt, while one of them was moderately hurt. Authorities say, at last check, they're doing "pretty well."

BFD said they and the Bakersfield Police Department were able to respond quickly to the scene. They transported the people safely to the hospital about 15 minutes after the incident.

This incident is currently under investigation and we will update you as we know more.