Santa Ana DUI Police Chase Ends In Crash

CBS Los Angeles reports that a high-speed police pursuit of a stolen vehicle ended in a crash Thursday night in Santa Ana, California that left at least three injured.

The chase began around 10:35 p.m. Thursday evening, according to a spokesperson from the Santa Ana Police Department. Police attempted to pull over a 35-year-old Long Beach man, who was a parolee, near 300 North Harbor Boulevard, but the man refused to comply and police units pursued him. The suspect was heading eastbound on McFadden Avenue when he ran a red light at the intersection of McFadden Avenue and Euclid Street, striking a sedan passing through the intersection. The sedan then crashed into one of the police units involved in the pursuit, which had been headed west on McFadden.

Orange County Fire Authority personnel arrived and treated all parties involved in the crash. Both the officer involved in the crash and the suspect were admitted to a local hospital, and both are expected to make a full recovery. A passenger in the sedan sustained minor injuries but was not hospitalized.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of felony evading, felony DUI, and felon in possession of a gun. He remains in custody of the police at the hospital. The collision is still under investigation by the Santa Ana Police Department.

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