Orange: DUI Suspect Arrested After Hit & Run Crashing Into Patrol Vehicle

04.08.2023 | 2:06 AM | ORANGE – A suspected DUI driver that crashed into a police vehicle before fleeing the scene was arrested, early Saturday morning.

The collision involving a Orange police Ford Police Interceptor Utility and a blue Toyota Corolla occurred near the intersection of West Chapman Avenue and South Batavia Street around 2:06 AM.

Despite seriously damaging his vehicle the driver of the Toyota fled the scene before being located by officers near the intersection of East Chapman Avenue and North California Street.

Following a series of field sobriety tests the driver of the Toyota was placed under arrested. He is expected to be charged with DUI and hit-and-run.

No injuries were reported although medics responded to evaluate the police officer that was struck.

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