Driver suspected of DUI crashes, seriously injuring passenger

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash in the Carmel Mountain community that left his passenger with serious facial injuries, police said.

The driver was in a 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage headed north on World Trade Drive about 1:15 p.m. when he veered into a parked, unoccupied box truck near Highland Ranch Road, police Officer Robert Heims said.

The 24-year-old man suffered minor injuries. His 19-year-old passenger was hospitalized with serious injuries.

The department’s traffic division is investigating the collision, Heims said.

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