RIVERSIDE: DUI Crash Caught On Camera

On Friday night June 15th the City of Riverside Fire Department along with the Riverside Police Department and AMR responded to reports of a vehicle into a house. The crash was reported around 9:18pm in the 7700 block of California Ave. The first arriving engine company reported a mini van up against a single story, single family home. According to several witnesses at the scene, the young male driver of the mini van was traveling eastbound on California Ave. when he crossed into the westbound lanes, jumped a curb, crashed through a wooden fence of one yard, a large tree and a cinder block wall in another yard before coming to a stop in a third yard up against the house. Two witnesses say they ran to help the driver however, he was combative, fought with them and tried to bite one of them in hopes of running from the scene. Witnesses also say the driver smelled like alcohol. Witnesses subdued the driver until Police and Firefighters arrived. The driver was transported to an area hospital for observation. No injuries were reported and the official cause of the crash is under investigation.