Police, citing preliminary information, said a 2007 Chevy Impala was driving westbound on Aurora Avenue when it left the roadway at Eagle Street, crashing into several trees and landing in a quarry.
The driver was able to escape from the vehicle and swam to safety, according to authorities. He was transported to Edward Hospital where he was treated and released.
Two passengers inside the vehicle, identified as Mihirtej Boddupalli, 21, of Lisle and Sajaad Safiullah Syed, 21, of Naperville, were unable to escape and were found by fire and police divers.
The driver of the pick-up was identified as Scott Charles Hampton, age 56 of Palm Desert, who was determined to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. No one was injured as a result of the collision and the roadway remained open during the investigation. Hampton was arrested and booked into the jail located in the city of Indio for suspicion of driving under the influence. Alcohol was determined to be a factor in the collision.
Anchorage Police Officer Barry Hetlet patrols the downtown and Fairview districts of the city from 11 p.m to 9 a.m. four days a week. Hetlet describes his work and shares his thoughts about a side of the city many never see
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Deputy Steve Baldwin spotted a silver Hyundai around 4:30 last night that matched the description of a car that had collided earlier with several other vehicles in the Kmart parking lot in Fort Walton Beach. The driver had left the scene.