PALMDALE (CBSLA) – An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was arrested last week in a collision at a scenic lookout that left two people with major injuries in Palmdale.
California Highway Patrol reports that the crash occurred at about 1:30 a.m. on April 26 on State Route 14 approaching the scenic lookout Lamont Odett Vista Point, near Palmdale Lake.READ MORE: 'It's Heartbreaking': ArcLight Cinemas, Pacific Theatres Closing Permanently Due To Pandemic Losses
An off-duty officer driving a 2017 Honda Accord north on the highway lost control and drove into Vista Point, slamming into a parked 2017 Mitsubishi which had two occupants, a male and a female.READ MORE: 'We Are Seeing Our Economy Come Back To Life': Study Shows That Consumer Confidence In OC Is On The Rise As Residents Brace For Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Both occupants were rushed to Palmdale Regional Medical Center with major injuries, CHP said.MORE NEWS: 2 Men Hospitalized After Large Explosion At Valley Glen Home, Investigation Ongoing
The officer, who was identified Thursday by LAPD as Michael Anthony Keith, was booked into the L.A. County Palmdale Sheriff’s Station on felony charges of driving under the influence, CHP confirmed.