An unidentified suspect is facing charges of driving under the influence after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree early last Sunday morning in the 8400 block of Santa Monica Boulevard.
The collision occurred at approximately 3:55 a.m. near Santa Monica Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue, said Sgt. Kevin Rasmussen, of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station. The driver was traveling eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard when he lost control of his SUV.
“He came to rest with a tree half way through the hood,” Rasmussen said. “He appeared to be under the influence. He was so drunk he couldn’t give us a name.”
The driver and two passengers were transported by paramedics to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. They were treated and later released.
Sgt. Richard Bowman, with the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, said the incident remains under investigation, and a report would be submitted to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for the filing of DUI charges. Bowman said the driver is a 19-year-old Los Angeles resident.