San Marcos, California - Last night, a 53 year old male resident of San Marcos was ejected from the bed of a moving Dodge pickup truck being driven by a 50 year old male.

The male who was ejected onto the roadway was transported from the scene by San Marcos Fire Department personnel to Palomar Hospital. The victim sustained facial lacerations and a fractured left hand, and was later released.

The preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol while driving the truck. The suspect/driver was arrested for being under suspicion of driving while intoxicated with serious injury. (23153(a)(b) CVC) The suspect/driver was booked into Vista Jail and the investigation is being conducted by the San Marcos Sheriff's Traffic Division.