Alleged reckless driver injures three in Valencia Park crash

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man suspected of driving under the influence Tuesday in Valencia Park allegedly evaded police, crashed into a car and left its three passengers injured.

When officers attempted to stop an Acura sedan seen being driven erratically in the vicinity of Imperial Avenue and 53rd Street around 10:15 p.m. Monday, the man behind the wheel sped off, San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said.

Police chased the Acura until it crashed into a Honda sedan at a nearby intersection. Delimitros said the Honda’s occupants and the Acura’s driver were injured and were all taken to hospitals.

Police searched the Acura and found methamphetamine and evidence of possession of controlled substance for sale, Delimitros said. The driver is expected to face charges of felony evading, DUI causing injury, possession of controlled substance for sale and reckless driving, according to the officer. His identity was not immediately available.

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