DUI suspect arrested after police chase ends in 5-vehicle crash in Fontana

The wreckage of a car is seen at a Fontana intersection after a multi-vehicle crash on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (OnScene)

A suspected DUI driver was arrested early Thursday morning after a brief police chase ended in a five-vehicle crash in Fontana, authorities said.

According to the Fontana Police Department, an officer observed a possibly drunk driver at the intersection of Cherry and Baseline avenues shortly before 1:30 a.m. A pursuit began after the driver allegedly sped away.

The suspect drove through a red light at Cherry Avenue and Foothill Boulevard, resulting in a collision that also involved four other civilian vehicles, police said.

An unknown number of patients were transported to a hospital, authorities said. None of their injuries were said to be life-threatening.

The unidentified suspect was arrested on suspicion of felony evading and felony DUI, according to police.
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