Church Van Struck By Suspected Drunk Driver Near Koreatown

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say 11 people were injured when the church van they were in was struck by an allegedly drunk driver in Los Angeles.

Police Officer Norma Eisenman said a black BMW collided with the white Ford van near Koreatown early Saturday.

The 11 passengers in the van complained of minor injuries, but none were life-threatening, she said.

The driver of the van was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, a felony. The suspect’s name was not released.

Eisenman could not confirm TV news reports that the van was from New Life Vision Church in Arlington Heights.

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  • George Nash

    The headline reads, van struck by drunk driver, the story say’s, driver of van arrested for drunk driving, so which is it?

  • Scott Gore

    This story would’ve made more sense to me if there had been a van full of Rainbow Coalition members. It IS Los Angeles, remember.

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