TEMECULA, Calif. – A U.S. Customs and Border Safety agent was within the hospital Monday morning after being hit by a person suspected of driving underneath the affect at a Border Patrol station in Temecula, authorities stated.
In accordance with CHP officers, the incident occurred round 2:30 a.m. simply north of Rainbow Valley. U.S. Customs and Border Safety brokers had been within the roadways conducting checks on the station when a person driving a 2013 Mini Cooper approached the checkpoint however didn’t cease and hit an agent, stated CHP officer Mike Lassig.
The brokers had been carrying marked uniforms and had cones and lights on the roads, notifying drivers of highway closures for the Border Patrol checkpoint, stated Lassig.
The person saved driving for an additional 3/4 of a mile after hitting the agent, CHP stated. Officers had been capable of find the driving force and detain him, based on CHP.
Officers decided the person was driving inebriated and was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI, stated Lassig.
The motive force and the grownup passenger within the automobile had been taken to the CHP workplace for additional questioning.
All lanes of northbound I-15 had been closed till 7 a.m. whereas officers investigated the accident.
The Border Patrol agent who was hit was taken to a hospital to be handled for main accidents.
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