DUI Driver Crashes into a Disabled Car Injuring Pedestrians NRM020-23

January 17, 2024

Los Angeles; On December 18, 2023, at 1:16 a.m., a South Traffic Division officer was investigating a crash on Imperial Highway and the off-ramp of the 110 Harbor Freeway off-ramp.  As the officer was conducting the investigation, a vehicle traveling eastbound on Imperial Highway crashed into one of the disabled vehicles.  The driver of the disabled vehicle along with a passenger and a friend, who arrived at-scene, were standing in the street.

After the crash, the Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and treated the injured.  One of the injured required further medical treatment and was transported to a local hospital. The other parties were treated at-scene.

When the driver was contacted by police officers, he displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.  A Standardized Field Sobriety Test was conducted, which revealed the driver was under the influence.  The driver was arrested and booked at 77th Jail for felony DUI.  The Multi-Disciplinary Collision Investigation Team (MCIT) responded to the scene to conduct the Traffic Crash Report.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact Traffic Group Detectives at 213-486-0690. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-2228477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.