Witnesses stop DUI suspect from fleeing East County crash

LEMON GROVE, Calif. — A group of people stopped a man from running off after a suspected DUI crash in Lemon Grove Sunday morning, said officials.

The crash happened on the northbound lanes of SR-125 near Troy Street around 11 a.m.

A Honda Civic coupe was parked in the second lane when it was rear-ended by the driver of an older Nissan Maxima, said California Highway Patrol Officer Jonathan Bradshaw. The impact was significant enough for the Civic to flip onto its roof, Bradshaw said.

The Maxima driver got out of his car and tried to leave the scene, but a group of witnesses held him down until police arrived, according to police. That man was eventually arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Despite the damage, no injuries were reported in the crash. The names of the two drivers involved in the collision were not immediately released.