Sheriff’s van with arrestees rolls over in collision

January 28, 2022 GMT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California motorist was arrested Friday after a collision that overturned a Riverside County sheriff’s prisoner transport van carrying an officer and three arrestees, police said.

The collision occurred at 12:30 a.m. in downtown Riverside when the sheriff’s van entered an intersection and a Honda CR-V failed to stop at a red light, Riverside police Officer Ryan J. Railsback said in a statement.

The Honda CR-V fled but left behind it’s front bumper with license plate, and a fluid trail. Riverside police followed the trail and located the vehicle and its driver.

The 27-year-old driver was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and hit-and-run.

The sheriff’s community service officer and the three arrestees had minor complaints of pain and were taken to a hospital.