My News LA reported recently that an allegedly drunken driver is now in custody after an accident last Friday morning that damaged Caltrans equipment on the Harbor Freeway in downtown Los Angeles.
The accident happened between 2:00 p.m. and 2:10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) near the interchange between the Harbor Freeway and the Santa Monica (I-10) Freeway, according to officials with the California Highway Patrol. A driver that was believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol drove a white sedan through a marked hard Cal-Trans lane closure on the southbound lanes of Interstate 110, just past the interchange with Interstate 10. It’s unclear whether he had approached from I-110 or I-10. The victim, a man in his thirties, crashed into a Cal-Trans work truck.
The victim was transported by the Los Angeles Fire Department to a local area hospital. His current condition has not been released, nor has any information about any other injuries sustained in the accident.
The accident is currently under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. Law enforcement officials took the opportunity to remind drivers that drunken driving, as evidenced by this accident, is dangerous both to the driver and to all others on the roads, and that responsible drinkers should designate a designated driver or seek alternate forms of transport, such as Uber or Lyft, when they are intoxicated or plan to be so.