Santa Rosa police suspect a Santa Rosa man badly injured in a crash Sunday was under the influence of alcohol and are investigating the crash as a possible DUI case, according to a police sergeant.

Felix Fernando Carreon, 23, suffered what were believed to be life-threatening injuries when he crashed Sunday about 4 a.m. on Bay Village Circle, near Piner Road.

Tuesday he remained in Memorial Hospital in fair condition and was expected to survive.

Carreon lost control of a 1998 Chevrolet pickup and hit a tree. He was thrown from the truck and found on the ground, outside the pickup.

The police investigation closed three blocks of the eastbound lane of Piner Road for several hours.

Santa Rosa police Sgt. Summer Black Tuesday said officers suspect drinking was involved but haven’t finished their investigation.

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