Suspected DUI Crash in Tustin Leaves Woman Trapped

According to a story appearing on the County News website, a suspected DUI crash in Tustin left a woman trapped inside her vehicle over the weekend

The two-vehicle rollover crash happened at approximately 1:47 a.m. on Sunday, March 6, in the southbound lanes of the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway south of Edinger Avenue when a silver Toyota 4 Runner and a black Lexus collided. 

Authorities say that  California Highway Patrol officers, firefighters, and paramedics arrived at the scene of the crash where the 4Runner was on its roof, and the Lexus was blocking several southbound lanes of traffic on the freeway.

The female driver of the Lexus was trapped inside her vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters using the Jaws of Life. Firefighters were able to free the woman in approximately 10 minutes. She was rushed via ambulance to a nearby hospital.

At the time of the report, her condition was unknown.

The driver of the overturned Toyota was unhurt in the crash. Officers with the Tustin Police Department administered a series of field sobriety tests to the driver. He was taken into custody on the charge of suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. 

All southbound lanes of the Costa Mesa Freeway were closed following the crash but were reopened an hour later.

The crash is still currently under investigation. 

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