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Garden Grove man allegedly plows into OCFA memorial while drunk

A Garden Grove man faces DUI charges for allegedly plowing into the Orange County Fire Authority's Eternal Flame Memorial in Irvine on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.

November 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A Garden Grove man faces DUI charges for allegedly plowing into the Orange County Fire Authority's Eternal Flame Memorial in Irvine.

The suspect's car hit the monument shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities said the driver damaged a gate, knocked down a light pole, jumped a curb and drove through a small block wall before crashing into the memorial.

He was taken to the hospital with a broken foot, said authorities. He was expected to be arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.