Wrong-way driver slams into Newhall construction zone

SANTA CLARITA, Calif.

The incident happened shortly before 10 p.m. Friday on The Old Road just south of Calgrove Boulevard.

Investigators say Alex Montes, 27, crashed into a Caltrans truck, than then hit another truck and a worker at the site. The worker was not seriously injured.

The wrong-way driver was under the influence of drugs, according to authorities. Investigators say Montes assaulted two paramedics at the scene and a nurse at the hospital. He had to be restrained as he was treated for his injuries.

Montes is expected to face numerous charges when he's released.

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