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4 Southern California deputies injured in crash

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Jul 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-19 19:01:04-04

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP)  — Four Southern California sheriff's deputies and a suspect were injured early Tuesday when a vehicle crashed into patrol cars during an arrest, authorities said.

The chain-reaction crash occurred around 12:30 a.m. in Yorba Linda as the Orange County sheriff's deputies were arresting a man suspected of a misdemeanor offense, the Sheriff's Department said. One of the patrol units struck the four deputies.

The deputies were taken to hospitals for treatment of minor to moderate injuries. The misdemeanor suspect was in the back of one of the patrol cars at the time and received minor injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that crashed into the patrol units was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers on suspicion of driving under the influence, the department said.