Man drives into Golden Gate walkway; car stuck

In this photo released by the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, a bridge worker looks over a car driven onto the pedestrian walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after authorities say he drove his car into the pedestrian walkway on the Golden Gate Bridge and got it struck there.

Bridge spokeswoman Priya David Clemens told KTVU (http://bit.ly/15NQF5A) that the 5:30 a.m. crash was not directly related to the heavy rain that hit the San Francisco Bay Area early Tuesday.

No one was on the bridge walkway when the wreck occurred. The motorist suffered minor injuries, but no one else was hurt.

Authorities say the driver was speeding when his Ford Mustang crashed through concrete and steel barriers separating the pedestrian walkway and bike path from the traffic lanes. They say the car traveled 400 yards onto the walkway before becoming wedged between the barriers.

Authorities say a crane might have to be used to remove the car.

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Information from: KTVU-TV.

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