Man suspected of DUI in mid-day crash into tree
Paramedics tend to a suspected drunk driver handcuffed on the pavement near a crashed Nissan Sentra on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal
By Jim Holt
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after allegedly hitting the curb with his SUV, before slamming it into a tree Tuesday afternoon.

About 3:20 p.m., paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department were dispatched to reports of a solo-vehicle traffic collision off of Golden Valley Road, about 10 feet from the entrance to the Panda Express, near the Golden Valley Walmart.

They arrived at the crash at 3:32 p.m.

A suspected drunk driver lays handcuffed on the pavement near a crashed Nissan Sentra on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal

The suspect was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

“This was a call for a vehicle versus tree,” Fire Department Inspector Gustavo Medina told The Signal.

A suspected drunk driver lays handcuffed on the pavement near a crashed Nissan Sentra on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station also responded to the crash.

Lt. Chuck Becerra said the man was arrested by deputies on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

“First, we’ve got to take him to the hospital,” he said.

jholt@signalscv.com

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Paramedics tend to a suspected drunk driver handcuffed on the pavement near a crashed Nissan Sentra on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal

Man suspected of DUI in mid-day crash into tree

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after allegedly hitting the curb with his SUV, before slamming it into a tree Tuesday afternoon.

About 3:20 p.m., paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department were dispatched to reports of a solo-vehicle traffic collision off of Golden Valley Road, about 10 feet from the entrance to the Panda Express, near the Golden Valley Walmart.

They arrived at the crash at 3:32 p.m.

A suspected drunk driver lays handcuffed on the pavement near a crashed Nissan Sentra on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal

The suspect was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

“This was a call for a vehicle versus tree,” Fire Department Inspector Gustavo Medina told The Signal.

A suspected drunk driver lays handcuffed on the pavement near a crashed Nissan Sentra on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station also responded to the crash.

Lt. Chuck Becerra said the man was arrested by deputies on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

“First, we’ve got to take him to the hospital,” he said.

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

On Twitter @jamesarthurholt