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Alleged DUI Suspect Arrested 40 Miles From Crash That Injured Boy, 7

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SANTA CLARITA (CBS)  — A crash in Santa Clarita caused major injuries to a 7-year-old boy Saturday morning, and the driver of one of two cars involved, jumped a chain link fence and somehow made his way to a home 40 miles away in Inglewood, where he was arrested.

Edwin Fuller, 33, was arrested about 5:30 a.m. at an apartment building at 5393 Fairview Blvd. in Inglewood for suspicion of felony drunken driving and felony hit and run, said CHP Officer Ed Jacobs.

Fuller was booked into the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley station.

Fuller, driving a 2011 Ford, collided with a 2011 Nissan about 2 a.m. on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway near state Route 126. After the crash, Fuller and his passenger, a 25-year-old Inglewood woman, reportedly jumped over the chain link fence bordering the western edge of the freeway.

CHP officers searched the vicinity but were unable to find the escaping driver and passenger.

Paramedics rushed a 7-year-old boy, a resident of Lee Vining, Calif., to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. Another passenger in the 2011 Nissan, a 67-year-old man from Pescadero, Calif., suffered minor injuries.

The driver of that car, a 30-year woman also from Lee Vining, escaped injury.

(©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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.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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