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DUI Suspect Arrested after Striking 9 Pedestrians in Downtown Fullerton

February 10, 2019 - 4:14 pm

(KNX 1070/CNS) - Several pedestrians were injured and sent to the hospital Sunday morning after a 22-year-old man, who was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs, plowed his truck into a crowd in  downtown Fullerton.

The DUI suspect was booked on suspicion of felony DUI. His name was released as Christopher Solis, according to the Fullerton Police department press release.

It happened Sunday morning outside Heroes Bar and Grill right after last call when hundreds of people were walking in the area, according to KNX reporter Cooper Rummell.

It was in the area of 100 W. Santa Fe Avenue in Fullerton.

When police arrived on the scene, the Toyota Tacoma truck had driven up onto the sidewalk, striking nine pedestrians before hitting a tree and coming to a rest, according to a Fullerton Police department press release.

Several people were trapped underneath the Toyota Tacoma when it finally came to a stop. It was smoking at the time and several first responders, Fullerton police and Good Samaritans lifted the truck high enough to rescue those who were stuck. Fullerton Fire department also responded and ultimately 10 victims were transported to the local trauma centers with injuries ranging from moderate to critical life-threatening, and the victims ranged in age from 18-years-old to 49-years-old, according to the police press release.