Suspected DUI driver arrested after head-on crash in Whittier

Police respond to the area near Santa Gertrudes Avenue and La Forge Street in Whittier following a head-on collision involving an alleged drunk driver Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence following a head-on collision in Whittier that left four others hospitalized.

The incident occurred near Santa Gertrudes Avenue and La Forge Street just before 7 p.m.

Police say the suspect's truck collided head-on with a Toyota Prius. Investigators say the suspect tried to leave the scene, but was arrested shortly after.

Five people, including the suspect, were hospitalized. He was treated for a gash on his forehead and is now in custody facing DUI charges.

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