Allegedly drunken pedestrian struck by CHP motorcycle cop 

A drunken jaywalker was struck by a California Highway Patrol motorcycle in the Ingleside district early Wednesday morning, cops said.

The stumbling pedestrian was crossing against a red light, CHP said, when the motorcycle officer reportedly plowed into him at the intersection of Brotherhood Way and Head Street around 6 a.m.

The officer, a 20-year veteran on a motorcycle, said he didn’t know what he hit at first — that the pedestrian emerged from the early morning darkness “all of a sudden,” CHP Officer Shawn Chase said.

“He hits it, maintains his balance, turns around to come back and sees that a pedestrian has been hit,” Chase said.

The pedestrian suffered a fractured leg in the crash and was brought to the hospital for further observation, Chase said.

“Looks like alcohol might have been a factor in his decision [to cross against a red light],” Chase said, who added that if the pedestrian was driving, “he would have been arrested for driving under the influence.”

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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