Police say the driver of a red Ford Explorer took off after crashing into a car Thursday night, sending it into a wash near Parthenia Street and Noble Avenue.
There were four people inside that car - two adults and two children. One of the children sustained minor injuries.
Police caught up with the suspect at his home a short time later, thanks to a Good Samaritan who had his license plate number.
The suspect was arrested for felony hit-and-run as well as driving under the influence. He was booked in to Van Nuys Jail.