A 21-year-old Lake Elsinore man suspected of drunken driving allegedly caused his Ford F-150 to swerve across traffic, jump the curb and become wedged between a block wall of a school and a utility pole.
Saul Pena Preciado was treated for minor injuries and booked into the Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of DUI, according to sheriff’s Sgt. David Sanches.
The crash occurred shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday at Lakeshore Drive near Lake Street, according to Sanches.
Witnesses told investigators that the pickup truck was making a right turn to Lake Street, when it struck the center divider and damaged a road sign, Sanches said.
The pickup then veered across all lanes of traffic on the west side, jumped the curb and was wedged between a wall at the and the pole, the sergeant said.
No one was hurt but about 30 students in a nearby building were released to their parents at a park adjacent to the school.
There were no outages caused by the crash and the utility pole needed no repairs, Sanches said.