20-year-old arrested on DUI in crash that hurt 2 passengers
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FULLERTON A 20-year-old woman was arrested after police say she drove into light pole Sunday morning, seriously injuring her two passengers, after a night drinking in downtown Fullerton.
Police responding to reports of a traffic accident near Harbor Boulevard and Brea Boulevard about 2 a.m. found that a single vehicle had run into with a light pole, Fullerton police Sgt. Andrew Goodrich said.
A 21-year-old passenger from Anaheim was airlifted to Long Beach Memorial Hospital in critical condition, Goodrich said, while a 20-year-old passenger was taken to the hospital in an ambulance in serious condition.
The driver, Andrea Palacios of Fullerton, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, Goodrich said. Once she was discharged from the hospital, Palacios was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI.
Authorities say the three women had been drinking in the downtown Fullerton area but declined to specify what establishments they are believed to have visited.
Police say that six people died during three DUI related accidents in 2009, including a high-speed crash that claimed the life of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart. Andrew Gallo was convicted of three counts of second-degree murder for crashing into a vehicle containing the rookie pitcher and two of his friends after leaving a Fullerton bar.
Police say there were also 28 injury collisions and 117 non-injury collisions in which alcohol or drugs were believed to play a factor. Overall, there were 984 DUI arrests in Fullerton last year.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident to call investigator Brandon Clyde at 714-738-6812.
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