A suspected drunken motorist who had his license revoked was jailed after running a red light at a north Minneapolis intersection and hitting and critically injuring an Uber driver, authorities said.
Abdishakur A. Sandiko, 48, of Minneapolis, remained hospitalized Sunday in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center from injuries sustained in the collision Friday night at Lyndale and Plymouth avenues N.
Christopher M. Patrick, 37, of Golden Valley, told KSTP-TV that he hired Sandiko for a ride. Patrick was treated at HCMC and released. Police spokesman John Elder said Sandiko uses his car as an Uber driver.
Emery J. Winford, the motorist accused of causing the crash, also was treated at HCMC and then arrested on suspicion of felony criminal vehicular operation while intoxicated and driving without a valid license.
Winford has been convicted five times for driving after his license has been either revoked or suspended, state records show.
According to police: Sandiko was heading east on Plymouth when his car was hit by the sport-utility vehicle being driven by Winford on southbound Lyndale. The collision sent Sandiko’s car into an electrical box, causing a power failure that lasted several hours.
Police said Winford was probably speeding at the time of the crash.