DUI Hit-and-Run Suspect Pulls Knife on Good Samaritans: PD

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.

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