Motorist slams into parked cars, arrested on suspicion of DUI

A man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after his vehicle slammed into parked cars on Walnut Street in Newhall Sunday, March 1, 2020. Gilbert Bernal/The Signal
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A man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after his vehicle slammed into parked cars on Walnut Street in Newhall Sunday afternoon.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to reports of a single-car collision into parked cars near the intersection of 16th Street and Walnut Street around 1:30 p.m., according to Lt. James Royal.

No injuries were reported as a result of the collision, according to both Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Melanie Flores and Royal.

A man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after his vehicle slammed into parked cars on Walnut Street in Newhall Sunday, March 1, 2020. Gilbert Bernal/The Signal

Nearby resident Chris Steefe witnessed the deputies detaining the driver.

“He was staggering as he went to step off the curb, and I just couldn’t believe it,” Steefe said. “The officers had to catch him … So, it’s unbelievable. Thankfully nobody was hurt.” 

The driver, who was the only occupant of the car, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, Royal added.

Signal Multimedia Journalist Gilbert Bernal contributed to this report.

A man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after his vehicle slammed into parked cars on Walnut Street in Newhall Sunday, March 1, 2020. Gilbert Bernal/The Signal

A man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after his vehicle slammed into parked cars on Walnut Street in Newhall Sunday, March 1, 2020. Gilbert Bernal/The Signal

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