DUI suspect slams tow truck into more than a dozen vehicles in El Monte rampage caught on video

The driver and two others were injured after a group of bystanders took matters into their own hands.
EL MONTE, Calif. (KABC) -- A DUI suspect was arrested after a tow truck slammed into more than a dozen vehicles last weekend in El Monte, authorities said.

A witness recorded part of the June 6 rampage on video, which shows the tow truck ramming several parked cars in a strip mall parking lot as onlookers gasp in horror.

After the truck hit a cinder-block wall, several bystanders began throwing objects at the driver-side door and window, which shattered. Several of them then entered cab of the vehicle, where a struggle ensued. At least one of the men appeared to punch the driver.

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The suspect and two others were hurt in the altercation. All three were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police arrived and took the driver into custody on suspicion of DUI and felony hit-and-run. His identity was not immediately released.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article reported that bystanders pulled the driver out of the tow truck. He was removed from the vehicle by police officers.
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