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Driver In Grocery Truck Crash May Face DUI Charge

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NORWALK (CBS) — A trucker whose big rig burst into flames in a Saturday morning crash was facing a possible driving under the influence charge.

Benjamin Arroyo, 44, was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Bellflower, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The Vons truck Arroyo was driving crashed on the southbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway just north of Norwalk Boulevard about 9:55 a.m. Saturday. The truck hit a guardrail on the shoulder and the median before it burst into flames, according to the CHP.

Arroyo was treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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