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2 LA deputies hurt in Commerce pursuit-crash

Two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies are recovering after suffering injuries in a pursuit crash in Commerce on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.

February 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies are recovering after suffering injuries in a pursuit crash in Commerce.

The incident happened shortly after 2:30 a.m. Sunday near Eastern Avenue and Commerce Way.

The sheriff's department said deputies in one car were chasing a suspected drunk driver who veered into another patrol car.

Deputies in that car swerved to avoid a collision and hit a tree.

The deputies were taken to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center with non-life threatening head and leg injuries.

The suspected drunk driver was arrested later at his home.