4 Teens Hurt in DUI Crash: CHP

By Paul Krueger and Eric S. Page
|  Tuesday, Dec 8, 2009  |  Updated 11:05 PM PDT
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4 Teens Hurt in DUI Crash: CHP

The car was totally destroyed in the wreck.

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4 Teens Hurt in DUI Crash: CHP

It's remarkable that anybody walked away from an overnight crash in East County.
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Four people were injured, three of them seriously, in what the California Highway Patrol said was an "alcohol-related" crash in East County.

The crash at about 11:15 p.m. on Monday on the westbound side of state Route 94, about a quarter-mile west of Lyons Valley Road. Three of the occupants were seriously injured, said CHP officer Brian Pennings. The car apparently slammed into a telephone pole.

In all, there were five people in the car. The CHP said the occupants of the black Infiniti G20 are alive because they were all wearing seat- and or lap belts. The injured victims suffered injuries that included broken skulls, leg, ribs, pelvis fractures and internal bleeding.

The suspected drunk driver is being treated for injuries at a local hospital, according to Pennings. He will be charged with felony DUI, officials said.

None of the vehicle's occupants is more than 19 years old, according to authorities.

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