A DUI suspect crashed his car in Escondido overnight, fled the scene and allegedly pulled a knife on Good Samaritans who gave him a ride, police said.
The Escondido Police Department said the reckless driver slammed into a large rock face at Del Dios and Via Rancho parkways around 12:30 a.m. Friday.
He then left the site of the crash.
Police said two Good Samaritans gave the man a ride, not knowing he was a hit-and-run suspect. The man then allegedly pulled a knife on the Good Samaritans because he wanted to get out of the car.
The DUI suspect was ultimately arrested by police with the help of K-9 officers.He was treated for injuries sustained in the crash and by the K-9 unit. His name was not released.
No one else was harmed in this incident.